2016 Fed 100

Federal 100: Ann Barron-DiCamillo

Name: Ann Barron-DiCamillo
Title: Director
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Cyber's first responder. Companies have lamented that they don't have a single point of contact in the federal government to turn to when they get hacked. But that could be changing with the maturation of US-CERT, and Barron-DiCamillo had no small part in it. Before stepping down as director in February, she drove the adoption of information-sharing standards and worked to get declassified threat data to the private sector. She told FCW her three years at the helm of US-CERT revealed a need for endpoint protection technologies, and she plans to fund those capabilities through her new venture capital firm.

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