Commerce Dept Names Kiersten Todt Nat’l Cyber Commission Exec Director

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Commerce-DepartmentCommerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has appointed Kiersten Todt, former managing partner and president of Liberty Group Ventures, as executive director for the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

The Commerce Department said Wednesday Todt will work with DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and help the commission devise near- and long-term strategies to secure public and private computer networks.

“Kiersten’s experience in both the public and private sectors make her uniquely qualified to assist the commission as it develops and recommends an agenda to enhance the nation’s cybersecurity,” noted Tom Donilon, chair of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

Todt most recently led Liberty Group Ventures’ efforts to help clients develop risk and crisis management platforms in the cyber, homeland security, infrastructure, higher education and emergency management areas.

Before that, she held positions at Good Harbor Consulting and Business Executives for National Security as well as served as consultant at government-backed Sandia National Laboratories and an adjunct professor at Stanford University.

Her past work also includes stints at the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, former Vice President Al Gore’s domestic policy office and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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