Richard Struse is the Founding Director of the Center for Threat-Informed Defense, a collaborative public interest R&D initiative of MITRE Engenuity. Prior to co-founding the Center, he served as the Chief Strategist for Cyber Threat Intelligence at MITRE. Previously, Struse served as the Chief Advanced Technology Officer for the US Department of Homeland Security’s NCCIC. Struse is the creator of the STIX and TAXII automated information sharing initiatives which have been widely adopted across the public and private sectors. In October 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson presented Struse with one of the department’s highest honors, the Secretary’s Award for Excellence, in recognition of his pioneering work on STIX and TAXII.