“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for all matters relating to information and the DHS information environment including network operations, information systems, information assurance, defensive cyber security, communications, and radio frequency spectrum. The DHS CIO is responsible for DHS IT policy, direction, risk management, and oversight with responsibilities, duties, and qualifications pursuant to all applicable laws.”
The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) serves as the principal advisor to the CIO for the DHS enterprise information security program. The CISO is responsible for performing and supervising work associated with risk management, policy, compliance, and oversight in alignment with DHS strategic direction. Through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information security programs, policies, procedures, and tools, the CISO provides the cyber security oversight for enterprise Information Technology (IT) services across DHS.
- Leads the statutory mandated Information Security Program under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014.
- Serves as the senior advisor to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) regarding development, publication, and implementation of Departmental information security policies, standards, and guidance, as well as coordination, integration, training, and enforcement of all aspects of the Department’s information security program.
- Ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive information stored on and processed by the operational information technology systems that support the various mission elements of the Department.”
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