Senior Advisor, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Betsy Kulick is a Senior Advisor to the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
As the former Deputy Program Manager and current Senior Advisor, she has specific responsibilities for managing portfolios to deliver CDM capabilities to agencies, engineering deployment and architecture-related activities, program support and acquisition, and outreach activities. Through partnerships with agencies and industry, the CDM Program fortifies the cybersecurity of civilian government data and networks by providing capabilities that deliver relevant, timely and actionable information. CDM enables cybersecurity professionals to manage risks by providing innovative tools, processes, governance and training required to defend against cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
Betsy was engaged with the program from its inception, helping shape the program approach and delivery to the 23 civilian Federal Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Act agencies, as well as to 70+ non-CFO Act agencies. Betsy has been supporting DHS since its establishment, having served as the Information System Security Officer for several early DHS networks, one of which connected the Federal government with private infrastructure entities.
Betsy holds a B.A. degree in political science from Pomona College in Claremont, CA, a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York City and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.