Mr. Akhilomen Oniha has over a decade of experience in the areas of information technology, Linux systems engineering, distributed computing and security engineering. Mr. Oniha is the Lead for Technical Architecture at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch (SBNAB). Mr. Oniha holds a BS in Computer Science and a 2nd BS in Information Technology from University of Maryland University College. He also holds an MS in Computer Science with a focus on Information Assurance from Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include data science techniques, malware reverse engineering and vulnerability analysis.
The ability for commanders to know and understand an organizational attack surface, its vulnerabilities, and associated risks is a fundamental aspect of command decision-making. In the cyberspace domain, ongoing monitoring sufficient to ensure and assure effectiveness of security controls related to systems, networks, and cyberspace, by assessing security control implementation and organizational security status in accordance with organizational risk tolerance and within a reporting structure designed to make real time, data-driven risk management decisions are paramount.