Keesha Crosby
Tri-guard Risk Solutions, Ltd, Fairfax, Virginia

Keesha M. Crosby is the Founder of Tri-Guard Risk Solutions, Ltd (T-GRS). Keesha has more than 22 years hands-on experience in security engineering. Ms. Crosby earned her Bachelor of Science Mathematics from Tuskegee University and Masters in Systems Engineering from George Washington University. Her research was published by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in SP 800-160 Appendix J in May 2016 and serves as the first ever software assurance/security controls. She has published software security articles in peer reviewed journals like such as IEEE and Crosstalk (Defense Software Engineering Journal). She was awarded a patent in December 2016 for upcoming product - Software Assurance Compliance verification and Risk Evaluation (SACRE) and has four associated patents pending. Additionally, She was acknowledged for her contribution to NIST SP 800-53 revision 5 in the document release on March 2017.

T-GRS has been involved in leading edge cybersecurity research and development with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NIST, and the Department of Energy (DOE). As a result of these efforts, Tri-Guard has developed a SACRE tool to address the critical cybersecurity issues surround exploitable software vulnerabilities.  SACRE is a risk-based software security tool that ranks software weaknesses before they become vulnerabilities.  SACRE brings security compliance to software utilizing various industry and government compliance standards such as NIST SP 800-53, Common Criteria, ISO, HIPAA and Industrial Control Systems Regulation to fix problem before the software is operationally deployment.