Anne Townsend is a Lead Cybersecurity Engineer at the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center (NCF), operated by the MITRE Corporation, in support of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). She is responsible for providing leadership to the organization in the area of data security. One of her largest projects, the Data Integrity project, provides guidance and technical insight to challenges such as ransomware and other destructive events. During the course of her career, she has supported multiple projects focused on cybersecurity challenges such as network defense, data security, and Internet of Things (IoT). She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in computer science from Boston University.