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Nate J. Evans

Program Lead, Cybersecurity Research


Nate Evans is the Lead for Cyber Operations, Analysis, and Research in Argonne National Laboratory’s Strategic Security Sciences Division. He also serves as a Vector Lead in Cybersecurity for Argonne’s National Security Programs. Prior to joining Argonne, Nate managed cybersecurity and cyber defense activities at several private-sector companies. He is considered a key asset by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the development of a cybersecurity vulnerability assessment for field use, analysis of cybersecurity consequence and threat studies, and leading the pilot cyber-physical regional assessment.

Evans was involved in the development of a patented operational instance of moving target defense (MTD), and has worked in a variety of other cybersecurity research areas, including transportation, satellite communications, social engineering, and offensive cybersecurity. He has taught computer networking and cybersecurity issues to students in Senegal, Africa, through the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Next Einstein Initiative, a collaboration with the University of Chicago, Argonne and other institutions. He also led the development of Argonne’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, drawing college students from across the Nation, in the defense of realistic attacks on simulated critical infrastructure.

Dr. Evans received a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering with a specialty in Cybersecurity from Iowa State University.