Chief of Operations, Cybersecurity Advisor Program,
DHS, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Deron T. McElroy is Chief of Operations for the Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Advisor Program. He leads a team of Advisory CISOs focused on enhancing our Nation’s cyber resilience.
Deron’s team is available to help critical infrastructure owners and operators improve their cybersecurity posture, better manage cyber risk, and measure themselves against the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
Previously, he served as the first DHS Cybersecurity Advisor West of the Mississippi River, led the development of the Nation’s cyber incident response policy, and contributed to cybersecurity education and workforce development efforts. Deron played a primary role in the stand-up of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center and was a key participant in information sharing policy development.
Prior to joining DHS, Deron worked as Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Intelligence, and as a Senior Professional Staff Member. He focused on cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and information sharing practice and policy. Deron is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, an expert in cyber resilience, a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and studied strategic intelligence and information operations at the National Defense Intelligence College.