2019 CISA Confrence

The Applied Research Institutes at Norwich University (NUARI) was honored to demo the DECIDE product, as well as discuss the recently established Security Situation Center, at the 2nd Annual 2019 CISA Conference. While both services continue to help organizations mature their Cyber Hygiene and overall Cyber Health, NUARI also has the opportunity to grow and learn our practice along with the organizations for which we facilitate the Cyber Security monitoring, exercises, evaluations, after action reports, and future training/education. Industry leaders are taking action with their organizations to be more resilient, and we take great pride in supporting those actions! #cyber #cyberesiliency #NUARI

Michael Schulz

Michael Schulz is the Director of Technical Engineering at Norwich University Applied Research Institute (NUARI).  Michael came to NUARI after 10 years of experience in web design and software development in the Human Resources field, where he designed and implemented Enterprise Software to fulfil needs in the Human Capital sector.  His first initiative at NUARI was to transform the NUARI developed software platform DECIDE into a Web-based service, distributed via cloud based infrastructure. 

Michael began at NUARI as a Senior Software Developer and has since taken on the role of Lead Engineer of the technical team overseeing a group of experienced, professional software developers that are committed to providing the next generation of technical tools to all current and future NUARI projects.  Michael has a BA in Computer Science from Vermont Technical College and is currently pursuing a Masters in Information Security and Assurance.

Tom Muehleisen, LTC (R), CISSP

Director of Cyber Operations for Norwich Applied Research Institutes (NUARI),  Mr. Tom Muehleisen (Retired) Lieutenant Colonel. In his 3 decades of professional experience, in and out of uniform, he has worked at just about every level within IT and Military Operations: from systems analyst to chief information officer, from airborne ranger to battalion commander. His last role in uniform was as the cyber operations lead for the State of Washington. In this role, he co-wrote the state’s nation-leading cyber response plan. After military retirement, he continued his work, as a consultant, creating graduate curriculum for the University of Washington on cyber resilience and facilitating exercises for local business owners, large defense contractors and most recently, multiple organizations involved in a major telecommunications cyber security event (exercise only, not actual) involving state government and a large wireless provider. He is a published author with works on cyber security, the application of military science on cybersecurity and even a military science fiction book on near future military operations.

His role as the Director of Cyber Operations for NUARI allows him to continue this work, focusing on the Energy Sector, its Critical Functions and Community Lifelines. With Tom’s help, NUARI will expand use of the decide® platform from Finance into Energy and beyond.