Jen Easterly

Golden Gov: Executive of the Year

As the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency for the last year and a half, Jen Easterly has overseen a major transformation in the way the federal government protects its networks — namely through the adoption of zero-trust security practices and better management of its software supply chain. Earlier this year, Easterly and CISA launched a campaign called “Shields Up” through which the agency and its partners aim “to help individuals and organizations defend against cyber intrusions, particularly from Russia.” In an op-ed on CyberScoop, Easterly wrote: “With each of us playing our part, we can make it so that our adversaries will have to beat all of us to beat one of us.”

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his journalism degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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