Panelist: Dr. Carrie Gates
Vice President and Director of Research, CA Labs, CA Technologies
Dr. Carrie Gates is a vice president and director of research with CA Labs, the research arm within CA Technologies. She is responsible for performing research that has the potential to impact the strategic direction of CA Technologies products and services. This is achieved through identifying opportunities within the business units at the company that can be transformed into research relationships performed in collaboration with university faculty and students, with a focus on research in the area of enterprise-level security.
Dr. Gates has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in the computer and network security field. Her current research interests include applying visualization techniques to detecting security events given highly aggregated network traffic information, a project that has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security. She is also actively pursuing research in the areas of insider threat detection and usable security. In addition to her security research, Dr. Gates is involved in research in sense-making and network traffic analysis, and has recently done work on security architectures and cloud computing. She has given several invited talks, served on both Masters and PhD thesis committees, and is on several organizing and program committees for academic conferences in the areas of governance, forensics, insider threat, and general security.
Prior to joining CA, Dr. Gates was an analyst with CERT, Carnegie Mellon University, where she performed research in network security and large-scale traffic analysis. Algorithms she developed while in this position have been deployed into operational use at large client sites. She has also taught courses at both Dalhousie University and Columbia University. Dr. Gates received her PhD in May 2006.