Nader Mehravari

chief scientist

Dr. Nader Mehravari is the Chief Scientist at Axio. In this role, he is primarily responsible for the stewardship and evolution of Axio’s cyber risk models and analytics capabilities, along with the design and execution of major client engagements and special projects.

Previous Work

Nader has more than three decades of experience leading and performing technical, business, research, and teaching activities in aerospace, defense, telecommunications, transportation, and consulting industries. Prior to Axio, Nader was with the cybersecurity research program of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. As a principal member of technical staff, he was responsible for technical leadership for, and putting into practice, a variety of cybersecurity and resilience management solutions and associated frameworks, diagnostic methodologies, and training programs. At SEI, he was the technical architect for several variants of the Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) including the generic version, the oil and natural gas version, and the IT services version. He also served, and continues to serve, as the senior advisor and strategist to the US Postal Service’s chief information security officer.

Nader was with Lockheed Martin Corporation from 1992 through 2011. In his most recent assignment there, he was the Corporate Director for Business Resiliency. He was responsible for building and leading Lockheed Martin’s business resiliency program and successfully implemented a modern, integrated, risk management–based approach to disaster recovery, business continuity, and other operational risk management activities for the entire Lockheed Martin Corporation, including all of its business units – domestic and international.

Before joining Lockheed Martin, Nader was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he was involved with basic research and design of networking, switching, transmission, and telecommunications systems and services for AT&T and its customers from 1982 to 1992.

 Industry Influence

Nader has been an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University since 1999. He currently also serves as Chair of the school’s Industry Advisory Council. He was the first-ever industry professional to have been certified as a lead appraiser for the Resilience Management Model (RMM).