Daniel Eliot from National Institute of Standards and Technology Headshot Photo at Small Business Expo

Daniel EliotNational Institute of Standards and Technology

Daniel Eliot is the lead for small business engagement within the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Applied Cybersecurity Division. In this role, he works across NIST's cybersecurity and privacy program to advise and support the development of cybersecurity resources, communication materials, and collateral tailored for use by small businesses. He also regularly works directly with the small business community and their advocates through external outreach and engagement.

Prior to joining NIST, Daniel served in many roles supporting both cybersecurity and the small business community. After working in a 5-person start-up for many years, he joined the Delaware Small Business Development Center. There, he ran the SBIR/STTR program and also created a state-wide small business cybersecurity program based off the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. He then transitioned to the National Cybersecurity Alliance, where he served as director of small business education and director of education & strategic initiatives. Immediately before joining NIST, Daniel worked within MITRE Corporation’s Center for Securing the Homeland, serving as the chief communications strategist at the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.