The position serves as the Director of Cyber Policy, Preparedness, and Response within the Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection (OCCIP) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The authorities of the Director of Cyber Policy, Preparedness, and Response are carried out pursuant to the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury.Learn more about this agency
Leads Treasury’s engagement with financial sector partners and other federal and state government agencies to bolster the resilience and security of the financial system and help reduce the risk of and deter future malign cyber activity.
Coordinates with other government partners—including the National Security Council and the Department of Homeland Security, and industry groups and trade associations—to increase private-sector engagement in public-private partnerships to improve cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection and resilience in the financial services sector. For example, leads Treasury’s engagement the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC) and the Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC); the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC); and the Financial Systemic Analysis & Resilience Center (FSARC).
Maintains the Financial Sector All Hazards Incident Response Plan (FS-IRP) and leads incident response efforts within OCCIP, across the FBIIC, and with private sector counterparts, including the FS-ISAC. This includes overseeing the Hamilton Exercise Series, a public-private initiative to exercise coordination and communication protocols during all-hazards incidents.
Oversees the Cyber Information Group to identify intelligence on cyber threats to the financial sector; share timely, actionable information that alerts the sector to threats, enable firms’ prevention and mitigation efforts; and solicit feedback and information requirements from the sector.
Provides analysis, evaluations, and technical assistance to senior Treasury officials with respect to initiatives relating to identifying cybersecurity threats and promoting critical infrastructure resilience of the financial services sector and preparing for coordinated crisis response. Identifies, prioritizes, and develops policy options and strategies for presentation to senior Treasury officials that mitigate and protect against significant threats, incidents, risks, and vulnerabilities within the financial services sector. Contributes to the resiliency and preparedness of the financial services sector through such mechanisms as information sharing, education and awareness, exercises, preparedness planning, and the development of guidelines for good practices.
Provides direction and leadership in the development of and presents technically-complex, often classified, sound proposals and options for dealing with cybersecurity issues, as well as clearly identifies deficiencies in existing policies, strategies, and regulations and possible outcomes. Advises senior Treasury officials regarding the need for new or improved policies or for new or modified legislation to effectively achieve the policy objectives of OCCIP; and participates in the initiation, design, and completion of such policies and proposals.
Establishes and maintains close and continuing contact and effective liaison with Treasury’s policy offices and bureaus, congressional staff, high-ranking representatives of the financial services community, and state and local governments. Builds public-private strategy proposals for effectively providing cyber and physical threat information to financial services stakeholders; and enhances the consistency of information being provided to the private sector.
Provides OCCIP with executive leadership and oversight in these areas consistent with the direction of the DAS. Supervises, manages, and directs staff to accomplish these functions of the office.
Incumbent performs other duties as assigned.
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