Ms. Cheri Caddy

Ms. Cheri Caddy

Deputy Assistant National Cyber Director for Cyber Technology, R&D / ONCD

Ms. Cheri Caddy

Cheri Caddy is the Deputy Assistant National Cyber Director for Cyber Technology, R&D in the Office of the National Cyber Director at the White House. In this role, she leads development and implementation of national strategy related to cybersecurity for control systems, clean energy technology, R&D, technical standards, and software liability.

Prior to this assignment, Ms. Caddy was the Senior Technical Advisor for Cybersecurity in the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security & Emergency Response at the Department of Energy. At DOE, she led strategy development and execution of cybersecurity policy, technology, and critical infrastructure protection programs, managing an annual portfolio of $50 million in R&D at the National Laboratories. Ms. Caddy developed and launched DOE's congressionally-directed cyber supply chain security program, Energy Cyber Sense, DOE's cyber vulnerability testing program, CyTRICS™, and efforts to ensure cybersecurity for renewable technologies under the Clean Energy Cyber Accelerator. As Executive Director of the Securing Energy Infrastructure Executive Task Force, Ms. Caddy developed and led a senior technical public-private partnership to produce the congressionally-directed National Strategy for Cyber-Informed Engineering and global security standards for industrial control systems. Ms. Caddy also sponsored and served on the board of the Cyber Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

Previously, Ms. Caddy spent five years as the National Security Agency's Executive Director of Enduring Security Framework, a joint program comprising the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, and industry leaders in the defense, IT, and communications sectors to collectively address threat-informed technical and operational cyber vulnerabilities and risks to national security systems and critical infrastructure.

Prior to NSA, Ms. Caddy was Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the National Security Council during the Obama Administration. In her 2.5-year tenure at NSC, she led the development of numerous national cybersecurity policies, in particular, leading efforts on cybersecurity for state governments and representing the NSC at the Council of Governors and the National Governors Association. She led several national cyber engagements with industry and academia, directing the work of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and coordinating White House initiatives on growing the nation's skilled cyber workforce.

Prior to her first tour in the White House, Ms. Caddy was a Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In this role, she led national teams in solving complex policy and technical issues related to classified threat intelligence information sharing among federal and state governments, authored technical standards, and helped build the national network of State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers under the auspices of the National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative.

Over her 30-year federal career, Ms. Caddy has served in a wide variety of roles in the Defense, Intelligence, and Foreign Service communities with portfolios spanning cybersecurity, technology, policy, R&D, international trade and economics, and foreign affairs.

Ms. Caddy is a frequent speaker and author on cybersecurity technology and policy issues. She has been a non-resident Senior Cybersecurity Fellow at the McCrary Institute for Cyber & Critical Infrastructure Security at Auburn University since 2017. Ms. Caddy holds a B.A. in International Studies from Norwich University, Military College of Vermont; an M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia; and an M.P.A. in Public Administration from the American University in Washington, DC.

Presentation Date/Time:
Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Security in the Face of Microelectronics Supply Chain
(11:35am - 12:05pm)

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