Randi Kieffer

National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Deputy Director, Cyber Threat Detection and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security

Randi Kieffer

National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Deputy Director, Cyber Threat Detection and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security

Biography

Randi Greenberg Kieffer has more than 11 years of Federal Government experience working for various agencies within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), leading directives in both technology and policy, and working across components. She currently serves as the Deputy Director, Cyber Threat Detection and Analysis for the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). NCCIC is a division of the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) and part of the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).

Prior to her appointment with NCCIC, Kieffer served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), working diligently to shift from a compliance emphasis towards a more operational and cybersecurity focused agency.

She began her career as an information security contractor supporting the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). She was a contributing author to the DHS Day 1 Information Security Plan. Randi then started her federal career as the Information Systems Security Manager for United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT).

Kieffer later moved to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to became the Director of Compliance and Oversight in their Information Assurance Division, helping to establish ICE as a premier information security organization within the Department. Building upon her success, she was selected to be the Director of Communications and Outreach and later Chief of Staff for Secure Communities, a nationwide technology-driven initiative that increased national security by transforming the way ICE identified and removed criminal aliens.

A member of the Senior Executive Service, Kieffer recently completed an Executive-level developmental assignment as a Cyber Security Advisor to the NPPD Deputy Under Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications. In this role, she helped to develop and implement the DHS Cybersecurity agenda throughout the public, private and academic sectors and supporting policy across the interagency.

Kieffer holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Fraud Investigations and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Computer Science from The George Washington University. Kieffer also possesses a Master’s Certificate in Project Management, and completed the Harvard Senior Executive Fellowship program from the Kennedy School for Executive Education.

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