Sounil Yu

IANS Faculty

    Sounil Yu has over 30 years of hands-on experience creating, breaking and fixing computer and network systems. He is the creator of the Cyber Defense Matrix and the DIE Resiliency Framework, teaches Cybersecurity Technologies as an adjunct professor, co-chairs Art into Science: A Conference on Defense, and advises many security startups. His specialties include leading innovation programs, intern programs, and a thriving startup culture to meet emerging cybersecurity needs. He often serves as a challenge function and change agent to drive unconventional thinking and alternative approaches to hard problems in security.

    • Cyber Resiliency
    • Technology Rationalization, Strategy, and Roadmaps
    • Measurement and Metrics
    • Hiring and Training
    • Artificial Intelligence Safety Engineering

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Board Member of SCVX
    • Board Member of FAIR Institute
    • Fellow at the National Security Institute
    • Former Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America
    • Frequent speaker at several information security conferences

    Certifications & Credentials

    • MS, Electrical Engineering - Virginia Tech
    • BS, Electrical Engineering - Duke University
    • BA, Economics - Duke University
    • GIAC Certified Penetration Tester
    • GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    In his non-existent, imaginary free time, Sounil tries to beat his oldest son in Starcraft and Clash of Clans.