Michaela Vanderveen


Lecture Information:
  • November 3, 2023
  • 2:00 PM
  • Zoom

Speaker Bio

Dr. Michaela Vanderveen has over 20 years of wireless communications research and development experience. She has a broad background in cybersecurity, cellular networks, communications systems, connected vehicles, and a history of active participation in standards, including 3GPP, 5GAA, IEEE, ETSI, SAE and IETF. Michaela led research and standards efforts in her career with telecom vendors, and is now leading a 5G cybersecurity project at the MITRE Corporation, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC).


MITRE Five-G Hierarchy of Threats (FiGHT™) is a globally accessible knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques that are used or could be used against 5G networks. These adversary behaviors are based on a combination of theoretical, lab-proven, and real-world observed techniques. FiGHT provides a common taxonomy for both offense and defense, which can be a useful conceptual tool to convey threat intelligence, perform testing through red teaming or adversary emulation, and improve network and system defenses against intrusions.