Deputy Director, NSTIC, National Institute of Standards and TechnologyMike Garcia is a Ph.D. economist and Federal 100 award winning cybersecurity expert. He currently serves as the Deputy Program Manager to implement the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace; working to catalyze a marketplace of innovative online identity solutions through pilot programs, a private sector-led organization developing the Identity Ecosystem Framework, and early federal adoption of innovative technologies. He has focused on cyber economics at the National Institute of Standards and Technology since 2011, and was previously with the Department of Homeland Security. He has also worked as a market research manager and software engineer. His dissertation analyzed the conditions that induce firms to invest in preventing data breaches and to report them when they happen.
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