As Director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), Ann Barron-DiCamillo leads DHS’s efforts in cyberspace to respond to major incidents, analyze threats, and share critical cybersecurity information with trusted partners around the world. US-CERT 24×7 operations receive and analyze hundreds of incident reports and over 40 billion network transactions each day; compare suspicious files against a catalog of 80 million malicious code samples; and work with over 400 public and private sector partner organizations, all while adhering to strict controls to protect the privacy and civil liberties of all Americans.
Prior to joining DHS in October 2012, Ms. Barron-DiCamillo spent over four years with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where she held positions as the Chief of the Capabilities and Control Branch and the Chief Engineer of the Enclave Host Security Division. She was responsible for providing protection, detection, diagnosis, and reaction capabilities into Department of Defense (DoD) information systems. Under her leadership, DISA integrated host-based security and configuration risk management solutions (e.g. HBSS, CMRS) into the DoD enterprise system architecture to achieve a netcentric vision of network operations.
Ms. Barron-DiCamillo’s federal experience also includes time as the Chief of Analytical and Modeling Simulation within the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and as a member of the Congressional Staff. In the private sector, Ms. Barron-DiCamillo has worked with large systems integrators as well as small technology businesses.
Ms. Barron-DiCamillo is a graduate of Baylor University and earned her Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from American University. She became a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in 2003.