2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Michael J. Duffy

Name: Michael J. Duffy
Title: Branch Chief, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Cybersecurity at scale. Duffy’s ability to lead interagency cybersecurity efforts across DHS and with the White House and agency partners has led to steep declines in high-value asset vulnerabilities in the past year and a 99 percent decrease in vulnerabilities on internet-facing systems. His work to improve the way DHS issues and oversees cyber directives across the federal government has helped agencies hone and streamline their cyber protection plans so that they can implement strong email authentication and stronger web security in weeks instead of years.

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