Paul Beckman serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Providing direct support to the Chief Information Officer, Mr. Beckman is principally responsible for protecting the Department’s information technology (IT) infrastructure from all threats.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Beckman served as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for DHS Office of the Chief Information Security Officer where he directly assisted the CISO in all matters necessary to enhance, update, and improve the Department’s cybersecurity defense. Specifically, Mr. Beckman directed the operational side of DHS’s Cybersecurity program, overseeing the Enterprise Security Operations Center and security engineering and architecture teams. Using his years of experience, he identified changes, trends, threats, and residual risk in the department’s information system technology; interpreting their meaning to senior executive management.
Mr. Beckman obtained a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Radford University. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.