Anne Townsend

Principal Cybersecurity Engineer, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

Anne Townsend is a principal cybersecurity engineer at the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center, operated by the MITRE Corporation, in support of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. She is responsible for providing leadership to the organization in the area of data security. One of her largest projects, the Data Integrity Project, provides guidance and technical insight to challenges such as ransomware and other destructive events. Townsend holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in computer and information sciences from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in computer science with a concentration in information security from Boston University.