Prior to serving as Vice President for Cyber Security Research at ICF, Dr. Misty Blowers led the cyber offensive research team at the United States (U.S.) Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, where she has managed over $95 million in government contracts. Dr. Blowers obtained her PhD from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in applied science and engineering and a MS in computer science from Syracuse University. She gained extensive industrial experience as a chemical process engineer for a world leading manufacturing equipment supplier and blends this multifaceted background with knowledge of cyber operations to allow for substantial contributions to the security of cyber physical systems and the Internet of Things. Dr. Blowers combines hands-on practical knowledge with extensive research experience in the fields of machine learning, big data analytics, total systems engineering, modeling, and simulation. She has authored over 50 publications and provided plenary talks on behavior analysis of manufacturing processes and the future of cyber physical systems.