Richard Struse is the Chief Strategist for Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) at The MITRE Corporation, leading the effort to improve cyber defense by better understanding the adversary’s tactics and techniques. In addition, he is the chair of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Technical Committee within OASIS, an international standards development organization. Previously, Mr. Struse served as the Chief Advanced Technology Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) where he was responsible for technology vision, strategy and implementation in support of the NCCIC’s mission. Mr. Struse is the creator of the STIX and TAXII automated information sharing initiatives which have been widely adopted across the public and private sectors. In October 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson presented Mr. Struse with one of the department’s highest honors, the Secretary’s Award for Excellence, in recognition of his pioneering work on STIX and TAXII.