Micheal Hill

  • Program Specialist
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Micheal “EA” Hill is a Program Specialist in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Security Branch in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Infrastructure Security Division. Mr. Hill spent 20 years as an Air Force Air Traffic Controller. EA served in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. During his final assignment from 2015–2019, he was the Air Traffic Control directorate lead for Counter small Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-sUAS) integration for 18 locations within Southwest Asia.

Upon retirement, he partnered with industry and worked on a line of effort under the Air Force Research Lab, employing C-sUAS equipment for the Armed Services. In this role, EA became the lead C-sUAS instructor and UAS pilot/instructor/evaluator for the program of record. He executed performance as red cell in addition to directing C-sUAS test events along with software regression testing. His last role prior to joining CISA was developing the curriculum and delivering 12 days of course instruction on a dual-layer C-sUAS prototype developed by the Air Force Research Lab, which fused five unique sensors into a single common operating picture for the end user

Micheal holds a degree in Air Traffic Operations and Management.

Sessions

  • Emerging Threats against CI

    The ever changing nature of threats, whether natural, through climate change, or man-made through terrorism activities and insider threats, and coupled together with the latest challenges with cyber attacks from many directions, creates the need to continually review and update policies, practices and technologies to meet these growing demands. But what are those emerging threats, both physical and cyber, and how can we identify, monitor and manage their levels of potential damage?