Preston Werntz

Chief Data Officer, Cybersecurity Division

Department of Homeland Security

Preston serves as the Chief Data Officer for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). In this role he guides CISA-wide data management and governance efforts. Preston ensures data is treated as a shared asset, is ready for consumption closer to demand, and decisions in support of CISA’s mission to protect the Nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats are data-informed.

Preston joined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2009 as a Senior Cybersecurity Strategist for Analysis and Operations. Most recently, he led the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center’s (NCCIC) Technology Services Section where he managed the NCCIC’s technology roadmap and developed new datasets, tools, and systems. He was also the lead for the Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) initiative enabling near-real-time machine-to-machine sharing of cyber threat indicators between the private sector and Federal government.

Prior to joining the Federal civil service, Preston co-founded Newbrook Solutions to deliver software engineering and project management services to DHS, the Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community. Preston is a graduate of Rutgers University and lives in Ashburn, VA with his wife and children. Fly, Eagles, fly.