Sean Connelly is a Senior Cybersecurity Architect at the Office of the Chief Technology Officer within the Department of Homeland Security at CISA.
Sean has 20 years of IT experience, with 15 years in the Federal space. For the last 6 years, Sean has been at DHS, where he has helped lead the TIC Initiative, including the recent updates towards TIC 3. In 2017, Sean assisted in crafting the White House’s IT Modernization Report, which gave direction to update the TIC Initiative. Sean has also been involved with DHS’s CDM Program since its inception and helped lead the rollout of their latest sensor’s deployment, known as EINSTEIN 3A. Before his time at DHS, Sean was a contractor for the State Department, where he helped lead State’s involvement with the initial TIC activities, all the way back to TIC 1, in 2007.
Outside of work, Sean has a Master’s in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University. Considered one of the hardest certifications in the industry, Sean holds two Cisco CCIE’s – one CCIE in Routing and a second CCIE in Security.