Dr. Anita D’Amico, Ph.D. is the Director of Secure Decisions, a division of Applied Visions, Inc. She is a human factors psychologist and a specialist in cyber security situational awareness. Under her leadership, Secure Decisions has successfully developed and transitioned several cyber security R&D projects into operational use. Most recently, she led the commercialization of Code Dx, an application security testing tool based on R&D funded by the US Department of Homeland Security. Her team also open-sourced Code Pulse, a tool for visualizing code coverage during penetration testing. Her prior work has been on the mission impact of cyber attacks, and on visual analytics for assessing risks from wireless devices. She has published numerous articles in scholarly journals, chaired conferences, and testified before the U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Science and Technology on the topic of cyber security R&D and education.
Prior to joining Applied Visions, Dr. D’Amico ran the Information Warfare Group for Northrop Grumman and worked on the space station program. She previously conducted R&D in the maritime industry and sat on the National Research Council, Committee on Shiphandling Training Simulation.
Dr. D’Amico received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from Adelphi University. She was featured in the Fall 2011 Adelphi University Magazine.
A recent Forbes article named Anita D’Amico one of “ﬁve cool women in security” who serve as role models for young women entering the ﬁeld.
See this proﬁle of Dr. D’Amico from Long Island Business News.
See this proﬁle of Dr. D’Amico from Adelphi University.