Director, Infrastructure Programs
Kat Auer has 25+ years of experience in Information Assurance, Cybersecurity,
Network Operations, and Information Technology. For over 17 years, she
has provided Executive and Program Management leadership for the Department
of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and Legislative customers. She
currently serves as the director of VariQ’s IT Infrastructure portfolio.
Kat has extensive background in federal IT, Security Operations Centers
(SOCs), security engineering, architecture, management, policy guidelines,
and Computer Network Defense (CND) tools and implementation. She has provided
program management leadership for numerous government clients, including
the fast-paced 24x7x365 SOC environment for the Joint Task Force for Global
Network Operations (JTF-GNO, now USCYBERCOM), Defense Intelligence Agency,
and the U.S. Senate.
Kat has a BA in Communication from George Mason University and numerous
graduate level professional certificates, including ITIL Foundations,
Editing and Publications, Small Business Consulting, as well as Program
Management Certification from George Washington University.