2017 Fed 100

Federal 100: Phyllis Schneck

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Name: Phyllis Schneck
Title: Former Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate
Agency/Company: Department of Homeland Security

The integrator. It’s a common refrain that the government needs to pull more cybersecurity talent from industry, and Schneck is a prime example of why. Her private-sector technical and leadership background was a key asset as she led the integration of DHS’ cybersecurity activities. Schneck brought coherence to disparate DHS programs and provided sound advice to cybersecurity offices throughout government. A thinker known for seeing the forest where others see trees, she brought commercial best practices to DHS and helped lead the response to multiple cybersecurity incidents throughout 2016.

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