Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America

Nate Evans

Dr Nate Evans

Cyber Operations, Analysis and Research Lead

Argonne National Laboratory


Dr. Nate Evans currently serves as the lead for the Cyber Operations, Analysis and Research group at Argonne National Laboratory. Nate received his Doctorate in Computer Engineering with a specialty in Cybersecurity from Iowa State University. 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) in several cybersecurity capabilities including 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. Nate has also developed a patent pending 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.