An increasing number of institutions are recognizing the need to log network data in large volume and to analyze the data efficiently to detect sophisticated network intrusion attempts affecting their network space.
Kathleen Kimball has extensive experience in systems research, development, test and evaluation, and in the security aspects of networked information systems. Ms. Kimball began her career as a project officer for the development of an early field-deployable system for tactical all-source intelligence processing. Upon leaving military service, Ms. Kimball held increasingly responsible positions in industry to include software and systems engineering technical and management positions with RCA Automated Systems Division, System Planning Corporation, Ultrasystems Defense and Space and the MITRE Corporation. Ms. Kimball was at Penn State from 1993 until 2014, where her duties included development and implementation of University-wide computer and network policies, analysis of the security aspects of evolving technologies, security incident response and security education and training for the University community. She is currently a Cybersecurity Audit Specialist at the University of Virginia.