Jon Baker, Director of Research & Development, The Center for Threat-Informed Defense
Jon Baker is the founding Director of Research and Development for MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense. In addition to co-founding the Center, he is the Cyber Threat Intelligence and Adversary Emulation Department Manager in The MITRE Corporation’s Cyber Operations and Effects Technology Center. His department leads the development of ATT&CK and works to advance adversary emulation as a capability to drive innovation in defensive cyber operations.
Jon has spent much of the past eighteen years at MITRE, working with industry and government partners to increase the affordability, efficiency, and effectiveness of cybersecurity automation and information sharing technologies. He led the MITRE team that developed STIX and TAXII, which enable automated cyber threat intelligence sharing. Jon led MITRE’s security automation team through the development of SCAP and managed the CVE team. He was a cocreator of OVAL, a standard language for describing and checking for the presence of misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and other endpoint artifacts.
Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tufts University and a master’s degree in computer science from Boston University.