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Chris DeRusha Named Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Chris DeRusha, a cybersecurity executive with experience supporting federal, state and private sector security programs, has been appointed by the Biden administration as federal chief information security officer, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

DeRusha served as a member of the technology strategy and delivery team within the Biden-Harris transition team and as CISO for Biden’s presidential campaign. 

He was chief security officer for the state of Michigan and previously worked at Ford Motor (NYSE: F) as head of enterprise vulnerability management and application security.

DeRusha spent two years at the White House as a senior cybersecurity officer and more than five years at the Department of Homeland Security, where he held the roles of adviser to the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and cybersecurity strategist.

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