National Institute of Standards and Technology
Nelson Hastings leads the Cybersecurity and Applications Group within the Applied Cybersecurity Division of NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory. His team works in the areas of privacy engineering, identity management, small business outreach as well as securing the Internet of Things, public safety communications, voting systems, industrial control systems, and smart grid. During his 20 plus years at NIST, he has worked in the areas of public key infrastructure, the cryptographic module validation (FIPS 140-2) program, public safety communications security, and voting system security. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Western Michigan University, and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.