Dr. Kristen Pederson

Kristen is an Associate Vice President at NUARI managing the organization’s portfolio of Distributed Environment for Critical Infrastructure Decison-making Exercises (DECIDE®). She oversees the development and delivery of the cybersecurity and physical-threat focused exercises to test incident response protocol and improve the resiliency of various critical infrastructures. Her expertise is in strategic communication, media analysis, crisis and incident response, and complex change management. Kristen is also an adjunct professor in Norwich University’s Security Studies and Defense Analysis Bachelor’s Degree program as well as a former US Coast Guard Operations Specialist.