Anne Neuberger, current National Security Agency senior advisor to the director and Orthodox Jew from Baltimore, will head the NSA’s new Cybersecurity Directorate, it was announced Tuesday,
Neuberger previously served as NSA assistant deputy director of operations, chief risk officer and head of the NSA/USCybercom Election Security Small Group, which worked against foreign involvement during the 2018 US midterm elections.
The NSA said the new cyberdefense arm, which will launch on October 1, is meant to to “reinvigorate [its] white hat mission.”
“This new approach to cybersecurity will better position NSA to collaborate with key partners across the US government like US Cyber Command, Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Bureau of Investigation,” the NSA said in a statement Tuesday.
“It will also enable us to better share information with our customers so they are equipped to defend against malicious cyber activity.”