daniel bardenstein

Federal Agencies Push For Automation to Improve Threat Detection and Vulnerability Management Processes

SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline and Log4j software hacks demonstrate that no sector is safe from cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Federal agency leaders are pushing for automation solutions that enhance threat detection and vulnerability management processes – but workforce constraints limit progress.

Daniel Bardenstein currently serves the government in solving security problems as a Tech Policy Fellow with Aspen’s Tech Policy Hub, having led product teams at Exabeam and Palantir that developed cybersecurity and national security products.

Professional Career

Daniel has spent over a decade designing user-centric products that address cybersecurity and national security problems. Currently he leads product teams at the Defense Digital Service of the Department of Defense where his efforts include COVID-19 vaccine security, hack the Pentagon bug bounty programs, OT/ICS/SCADA security research as well as Tech Policy Fellow at Aspen Institute he also co-leads Foresight Partners which provides infosec training support and political campaigns.

He previously held product management teams at Palantir Technologies and Exabeam for enterprise security products. Recently he made the transition to Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency where he will assist their technical director office with technology strategy and policy support, according to FedScoop reports.

Achievement and Honors

Bardenstein has extensive experience working in cybersecurity. He served as co-lead for Defense Digital Service’s Hack the Pentagon hacking project, as well as leading nonpartisan nonprofit providing cybersecurity training for political campaigns. Furthermore, he led product management teams at private companies Exabeam and Palantir as well as being a member of their respective boards of directors. Lastly, Bardenstein holds a degree in Symbolic Systems and is an Aspen Institute Tech Policy Hub Fellow.

He has long advocated for attack surface management tools and has encouraged the Biden administration to incentivize their use by agencies. Furthermore, his cybersecurity writing has been featured in publications like the Washington Post, Federal News Network and The Hill.

Personal Life

Daniel Bardenstein is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Manifest, an innovative software supply chain company that helps organizations automate and streamline their SBOM lifecycles. Prior to this role, he served as CISA’s Chief of Technology Strategy where he drove technology modernization strategies, OT/ICS security strategies and cybersecurity programs like COVID-19 vaccines and Hack the Pentagon programs for Department of Defense cybersecurity programs. Furthermore, Daniel has led product teams at Exabeam and Palantir who develop user-centric products to address cybersecurity or national security problems.

He currently works as a Tech Policy Fellow for the Aspen Institute’s Tech Policy Hub to craft policies that enhance cybersecurity across critical infrastructure. In his free time, he enjoys playing drums, hiking with his dog and baking banana bread – among many other activities. Incredibly enough, he also holds both a Global Cyber Forensic Analyst (GCFA) and Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) certificate as well as being granted a patent on network anomaly detection!

Net Worth

Daniel Bardenstein is an esteemed former USG official and cybersecurity leader, serving as Chief of Technology Strategy at CISA before shaping key cyber strategies for government agencies. Presently, Daniel is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Manifest, an innovative startup specializing in comprehensive SBOM management through advanced solutions that automate processes while helping companies meet complex challenges associated with SBOM with ease and efficiency.

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