Kelly Hood

Cybersecurity Engineer, Optic Cyber Solutions

Kelly Hood supports organizations across industries to develop and implement strategies to manage the cybersecurity risks to their business and meet cybersecurity best practices, controls and standards. As a member of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework team, Hood supported the evolution and outreach of the Cybersecurity Framework throughout the v1.1 update cycle. Recently, Hood has also supported the CMMI Institute in the development and expansion of the CMMI Cybermaturity Platform. The patent-pending approach she helped develop for CMMI translates cybersecurity risk to cyber-maturity goals and identifies mitigation strategies to help organizations improve their cybersecurity capabilities.