State’s Streufert to Lead DHS National Cybersecurity Division

State Department Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Assurance John Streufert is heading to the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency’s National Cybersecurity Division.

“John comes to DHS with a broad range of experience in cybersecurity and innovation,” DHS Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity Mark Weatherford, Homeland Security announced in a blog post Friday. “At the Department of State, he helped oversee its work to become the first agency to implement the Trusted Internet Connection initiative and the Einstein program, a cyber intrusion detection system.”

Streufert joined the State Department in July 2006 as Chief Information Security Officer. He also served as co-leader of the interagency Federal Continuous Monitoring Working Group. Previously, he served as acting CIO at the Agency for International Development, where he began implementing some of the practices adopted at State.

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