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The work that Chris Poore, Research Computer Scientist in AIS Rome has been doing proves it’s true and having “Visionary” on his business card seals the deal.
Poore transformed the results of a previously finished project from proof-of-concept into a useful laboratory tool that would greatly impact they way our company performs security and vulnerability assessments.
“I took our existing framework for automatic radio frequency (RF) device assessment, made it work for more types of radios, allowed for the incorporation of third-party tools and scripts and let it all be run from a single computer,” said Poore.
This tool helps quickly and accurately identify device characteristics across different bands of RF, which is an otherwise tedious process.
“Let’s say we get a device and we have no idea what kind of wireless communications it uses,” said Roberts. “A guy like Chris, who is adept at wireless communication protocols, would have to sit there and sift through all the different radio signals and pinpoint which protocol is being used, and that takes a lot of time.”
Chris Poore, AIS Research Computer Scientist
Not only is he saving time and resources, the work he has done easily translates to any other team at AIS that works with wireless protocols or any kind of radio activity.
“I made the code accessible to all employees so it could be used and be updated if it ever aligned with future work,” said Poore.
The result has been faster assessments, quicker turn around to the customer, better products and more results. Roberts appreciates the work that Poore has been doing because it relates directly to the core values of the company.
“He’s exemplifying what we stand for,” said Roberts. “He’s creating something that not only benefits our team, but it will help all other teams at AIS who may be dealing with RF. That’s why we’re here. To grow as a team and to support the company at the same time.”