2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Laura A. Delaney

Laura Delaney

Name: Laura A. Delaney
Title: Deputy Director of Network Security Deployment
Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Enhancing Einstein. Delaney is the acquisition expert behind one of the government's most valuable tools for thwarting cyberattacks. The intrusion-detection program known as Einstein is designed to give DHS a view into the security of federal civilian networks. For the program to work, DHS must have traffic-scanning agreements with telecom providers, which Delaney has helped forge. It has not always been easy: Negotiations between DHS and AT&T over one phase of monitoring, for example, have reportedly been slowed over liability concerns. But thanks to Delaney's efforts, Einstein now detects and blocks malicious traffic on a massive scale.

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