The Biden for President campaign is actively seeking a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to spearhead its IT and security endeavors, with a focus on defining the organization’s risk appetite.
Furthermore, the chosen cybersecurity chief will be responsible for formulating and executing strategic initiatives across the campaign, building upon the foundation laid by the campaign’s first CISO, Chris DeRusha, hired in 2020. The incoming CISO will play a pivotal role, leading both IT and security teams, providing technical direction for secure architecture plans encompassing various campaign IT and technology systems, and ensuring the overall cybersecurity of these systems and their interactions.
This cybersecurity leadership position extends beyond system security, encompassing incident response program management, guidance on cybersecurity drills, and a strategic engagement approach with third-party vendors to maintain and elevate cybersecurity standards.
As foreign adversaries continue to pose threats to political campaigns, the Biden for President campaign underscores the significance of fortifying its digital defenses by bringing in an experienced cybersecurity professional to navigate these complex challenges.