Peter Mell is a senior computer scientist in the Computer Security Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is the initial program manager for the upcoming Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) which will provide a centralized unified risk management program for the government. He is also the chair of the interagency Cloud Computing Security Working Group and vice chair of the interagency Cloud Computing Advisory Council. Lastly, he is also the creator of the United States National Vulnerability Database, co-creator of the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), and lead author of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) vulnerability metric used to secure credit card systems worldwide. His research experience includes the areas of cloud computing, security metrics, security automation, vulnerability databases, and intrusion detection systems (IDSs).
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