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Profile: Andy Ozment, DHS Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Communications

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Andy Ozment
Andy Ozment

Andy Ozment serves as assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security‘s national protections and programs directorate.

He supervises a team of DHS professionals who work to manage the security of U.S. cyber and communication assets.

Before he joined the department, Ozment served as the White House’s senior director of cybersecurity and helped develop national policies related to infrastructure protection, executive branch security, privacy, civil liberties, information sharing and incident response management.

He also oversaw the federal government’s efforts to develop and implement the Executive Order on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace and the Cross Agency Priority goal for cybersecurity.

Ozment also worked in cybersecurity positions at the Defense Department, the National Security Agency, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory, Merrill Lynch and Nortel Networks.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D degree in computer science from University of Cambridge.

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