2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Alejandro Mayorkas

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff) 

Name: Alejandro Mayorkas
Title: Deputy Secretary
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Cybersecurity workhorse. Mayorkas has not only taken on the daunting job of managing the daily operations of one of the largest federal departments and its 240,000 employees, he has also been an active proponent and practitioner of cybersecurity at DHS. His weekly Cyber Wednesday meetings with department leaders, his skillful leadership during high-profile cybersecurity incidents such as the Heartbleed vulnerability, and his staunch support for cybersecurity skills development within and outside the agency have earned him the respect and trust of DHS employees, industry leaders and privacy advocates.

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