Experienced leadership focused on the needs of our customers

Dr. Anita D’Amico, Director

Dr. Anita D’Amico is the Director of Secure Decisions. She is both a human factors psychologist and a specialist in information security situational awareness. Her primary research interests are: improving the decision-making of network defenders through visualization, and assessing the mission impact of cyber incidents. Anita started the Secure Decisions division of Applied Visions, Inc. in 2000, to develop new technologies to enhance cyber situational awareness. Since then, Secure Decisions has transitioned three network defense visualization technologies from the laboratory into operational use, including one that addresses wireless vulnerability analysis.

Anita has conducted several cognitive and decision analyses of information security analysts. The results of one of those analyses were used to design a new visualization tool that has been adopted for use at US-CERT. Her previous work was nominated twice for best Small Business Innovation Research of the year by DARPA.

Prior to joining Applied Visions, she was the founder and head of the Information Warfare Team at Northrop Grumman.

Anita was featured in the Fall 2011 Adelphi University Magazine.

See this profile of Dr. D’Amico from Long Island Business News.

See this profile of Dr. D’Amico from Adelphi University.


President & CEO: Frank J. Zinghini, Jr.

Frank founded Applied Visions with the goal of building a software development company focused on the power of visual applications – where skilled developers, researchers and designers could create cutting-edge software in a supportive environment tailored to their needs. Frank has led the organization’s growth from its basement-office beginnings to the multi-location commercial and government-focused solution provider it is today. His passion for the power of technology and the idea of making the complex simple remains as strong today as it was when he initially created the organization in 1987.

Prior to founding AVI, Frank directed the software development team for the Video Products Division of the Chyron Corporation, an industry-leading maker of computer graphics equipment for television and video production. At Chyron, Frank was responsible for the development and delivery of software for a newly formed Video Products Division that provided low-cost, high-quality versions of the company’s flagship product.

Frank holds a MS in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Additionally he serves on multiple boards, focused on the technology industry on Long Island.