Chief, Cyber Threat Analysis
Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency
In April 2018, Rex Booth joined the Department of Homeland Security as Chief of Cyber Threat Analysis (CTA). The mission of CTA is to improve the security of our homeland and the global internet by raising the cost of operations to our adversaries. To do this, his teams conduct all-source intelligence and provide defenders with actionable information to improve their ability to detect, defend against, and predict malicious activity. Mr. Booth’s portfolio includes regional adversary analysis, malware analysis, threat emulation, development and distribution of indicators of compromise (IOCs), intelligence preparation of the cyber environment, and interagency and private sector analytical integration.
Previously Mr. Booth served as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, as U.S. federal agency. He brings a set of diverse capabilities from more than 15 years of professional experience in the public and private sectors. His past roles include developer, security and management consultant, and cybersecurity vendor, working with various industry leaders such as Mandiant, Grant Thornton, KPMG, and CSC.
Mr. Booth holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Computer Science from Mary Washington College, and a Master’s degree in Information Systems and Technology Management from the University of Delaware. He also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School.