Annie SokolMs. Annie Sokol is an IT Specialist in the Information Technology Laboratory’s Computer Security Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  As a member of NIST Cloud Computing Program, she co-chaired NIST Cloud Computing Interoperability and Portability Working Group and NIST Cloud Computing Standards Roadmap Working Group.  Currently, she is one of the editors of ISO/IEC AWI 19941 Information Technology – Cloud Computing – Interoperability and Portability.  Annie Sokol’s involvement in standards development includes Co-Convener for ITU-T and ISO/IEC Collaborative Team for and eventual publication of ISO/IEC 17788 Cloud Computing Vocabulary and Overview. Previously, Annie served as the International Representative and Vice Chair of INCITS B10.12, Integrated Circuit Cards with Contacts.

Annie Sokol is also the Designated Federal Officer for the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB).  The ISPAB advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget on emerging information security and privacy issues pertaining to Federal Government information systems. 

Before joining NIST, Annie had a successful career in business administration in the private industries for over twenty years.  She received a Master of Science in Information and Telecommunication Systems (MS ITS) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Johns Hopkins University.