Kelley Dempsey

Kelley L. Dempsey
Senior Information Security Specialist
Information Technology Laboratory/Computer Security Division

Kelley Dempsey began her career in IT in 1986 as an electronics technician repairing PCs and printers before moving on to system administration and network management in the early 90s. While with the Department of the Navy in 1999, she began focusing on information system security by training for and then conducting a large scale DITSCAP certification and accreditation from start to finish. In 2001, Kelley joined the NIST operational Information Security team, managing the NIST information system certification and accreditation program through September 2008. Kelley joined the NIST Information Technology Laboratory Computer Security Division FISMA team in October 2008 and co-authored NIST SP 800-128 (Security-Focused Configuration Management) and NIST SP 800-137 (Information Security Continuous Monitoring). Kelley is/was also a major contributor to NIST SPs 800-30 Rev 1, 800- 37 Rev 1, 800-53 Rev 3/Rev 4, 800-53A Rev 1, and 800-39. Kelley completed a B.S. in Management of Technical Operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, graduating cum laude in December 2003 and is currently working towards an M.S. in Information Security and Assurance from Western Governors University. Kelley also earned a CISSP certification in June 2004 and a CAP certification in January 2013.