President-elect Joe Biden plans to appoint Anne Neuberger, director of cybersecurity at the National Security Agency and a previous Wash100 awardee, as deputy national security adviser for cybersecurity within the National Security Council, Politico reported Wednesday.
In this newly created position on NSC, Neuberger will oversee the coordination of cybersecurity efforts within the federal government with a focus on responding to a cyber attack by hackers allegedly linked to Russia.
She is responsible for managing sharing of intelligence data on threats to critical infrastructure between the agency and other agencies and the private sector in her role as the NSA’s director of cybersecurity.
Neuberger’s more than 10-year career at the NSA included time as first chief risk officer, assistant deputy director of operations and head of the agency’s Russia small group.
Her appointment comes as the incoming administration plans to make cybersecurity a top national security priority.