Kevin Harnett is a Program Manager for the United States Department of Transportation at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Harnett has over Thirty years of combined project management, technical consulting, and implementation skills. Kevin is a Cyber Security Program Manager (PM) with experience providing technical leadership in planning, implementing and managing high priority programs involving Cyber Security and risk management for the Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOD/USAF, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), United Kingdom’s Communications Electronic Security Group (CESG), NASA, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Coast Guard, and other agencies, with special emphasis on security risk management, security policy, security training, certification/accreditation, penetration testing, security awareness, security testing/evaluation, incident response capability and remediation.
As a Cyber Security PM, his recent focus since 2002 has been in the area of Airborne Network Security Research and Development (R&D). Kevin provides support to the FAA, USAF/Cryptologic Systems Group (CPSG), DoD’s Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), UK CESG, and DISA on Airborne Network (AN) Information Assurance (IA) R&D and operational issues. Kevin supports the FAA and DoD on RTCA SC-216/Eurocae WG-72 (Aeronautical System Security), ARINC Network Infrastructure Security (NIS) and ATA’s Digital Security Working Group (DSWG) Sub-Committees. In addition, he is the Technical Lead supporting a FAA Airborne Security Requirements research task. Airborne Network Security R&D experience and interests include: Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), In-flight Entertainment (IFE) systems, wireless technologies, authentication, intrusion detection/auditing, global trust, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), security simulators, NextGen Flight Object (FO), security training, security policy, security architecture, penetration testing, and aircraft/airline maintenance security.
From 1998 – 2004, he also lead a team of over 20 engineers and analysts conducting security certification and accreditations (C&As) on over sixty FAA National Airspace System (NAS)/NextGen systems.