Federal 100: Sameer Bhalotra
Deputy Cybersecurity Coordinator
National Security Staff
Sameer Bhalotra has played a key role in establishing relationships among the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, agencies and Congress.
The coordination of cybersecurity efforts between the White House and agencies is a massive undertaking. Bhalotra was a key player in developing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, the National Cyber Incident Response Plan and Cyber Storm III. He also developed a legislative strategy in response to significant congressional interest in cybersecurity.
Bhalotra has been involved in declassifying the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, launching the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and promoting the implementation of Einstein 2 to detect malicious network activity.
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William Jackson is a senior writer of GCN and the author of the CyberEye blog.