2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Cynthia Shelton

Name: Cynthia Shelton
Title: Senior Director for Special Program Sales
Company: CenturyLink

Network protector. The Department of Homeland Security's Einstein system is a cornerstone of federal cybersecurity. It detects and blocks cyberattacks targeting civilian agency systems while giving DHS governmentwide situational awareness. Shelton -- an Air Force Academy graduate and former intelligence officer -- has been instrumental in ensuring that DHS has the resources to make Einstein as powerful as possible. Her team also worked closely with DHS officials in 2017 to deliver important new functionality for Enhanced Cybersecurity Services, a program that protects government-approved critical infrastructure entities.

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