Dr. Phyllis Schneck, McAfee’s chief technology officer for public sector, was appointed to the position of Deputy Undersecretary for Cyber Security at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. Schneck has been vice president and CTO for public sector at McAfee since 2009. Dr. Schneck is also board chair of the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance, in leadership roles on the CSIS Commission to advise the 44th President on Cyber Security, and the vice chair of NIST’s Information Security and Privacy Advisory board. For eight years she was national board chair of the FBI’s InfraGard program.

Dr. Schneck holds three patents in high-performance and adaptive information security, has six research publications, and earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech.

Before joining McAfee, Ms. Schneck held various senior and information science positions at Research Integration for Secure Computing, eCommSecurity, SecureWorks, Avalon Communications, CygnaCom Solutions, the MITRE Corporation, Computer Sciences Corporation, IBM, NASA and the University Of Maryland.

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