Dr. Michael Papay

Michael Papay is Vice President of Information Security and Cyber Initiatives for Northrop Grumman. He leads the company’s cyber strategy development to advance the company’s leadership role in the cybersecurity community. Dr. Papay also serves as Northrop Grumman’s chief information security officer (CISO), delivering Northrop Grumman’s internal information security program. In this role, he is responsible for strategy and vision for the company’s global computer and network information security systems; defining companywide policies for information security; and enhancing the security of Northrop Grumman’s products, services and infrastructures.

Dr. Papay has 27 years of experience with Northrop Grumman developing engineering solutions for the Department of Defense and intelligence community, including intercontinental ballistic missiles; missile defense systems; command and control systems; networking solutions; satellite and ground systems; airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms; modeling and simulation programs; and military training tools.

Dr. Papay is a nationally recognized expert in the modeling and simulation (M&S) field. He has written numerous papers, managed large programs, developed coursework and contributes to the congressional M&S caucus. He served on the 2012 Homeland Security Advisory Council’s (HSAC) Task Force on Cyber Skills and he is also on the Advisory Board for the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering.

Dr. Papay has a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in aerospace engineering from Virginia Tech.