Kelly Hood

Cybersecurity Engineer, Optic Cyber Solutions

Ms. Kelly Hood is a cybersecurity engineer at Optic Cyber Solutions where she helps identify and define strategies for managing cybersecurity risks. These strategies build on her experience to address business risks as well as cybersecurity best practices, controls, and standards. As a member of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework team, Kelly supported the evolution and outreach of the Cybersecurity Framework throughout the v1.1 update cycle. Recently, Kelly collaborated with the CMMI Institute in their development and expansion of the CMMI Cybermaturity Platform. The patent pending approach she helped develop for CMMI translates cybersecurity risk to cybermaturity goals and identifies mitigation strategies to help organizations improve their cybersecurity capabilities.