Harry Perper

Chief Engineer – The MITRE Corporation

Harry Perper is the Chief Engineer at NIST’s National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research & Development Center (FFRDC), operated by the MITRE Corporation. In his role as Chief Engineer, Harry is responsible for providing quality oversight across dozens of cybersecurity lab projects and influencing the FFRDC’s forward-looking research investment opportunities.

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), is a collaborative hub that works with industry to identify their most pressing cybersecurity challenges, and builds modular, end-to-end integration solutions using commercially available products to demonstrate standards-based cybersecurity. At the NCCoE, Harry helps guide more than 40 cybersecurity engineers as they work through the development of cybersecurity reference designs and lab implementations.

Prior to supporting the NCCoE, Harry worked for MITRE’s Center for National Security, leading teams focused on evaluating a range of cyber technologies for the U.S. Department of Defense. Before MITRE, Harry worked in the telecommunications industry in various capacities including operations, engineering, and marketing.