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Biden Campaign Looking for CISO

The Biden for President campaign is looking for a cybersecurity chief to “define the organization’s risk appetite” and manage its cybersecurity and IT initiatives.

The Biden for President campaign is searching for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to lead its IT and security division.

The campaign said the incoming cybersecurity chief will work to “define the organization’s risk appetite” and direct the formulation and execution of strategic cybersecurity and IT initiatives across the campaign. 

Back in 2020, the campaign hired former White House cybersecurity adviser Chris DeRusha as its first CISO amidst reports that hackers linked to foreign adversaries routinely target politicians and political campaigns.

A job listing from the Biden for President campaign said the incoming CISO will lead both IT and security teams and provide technical direction on and drive a secure architecture plan, consisting of many campaign IT & Technology systems. 

“[The CISO will] ensure each system is secure, as well as the interactions between systems.”

The political campaign’s incoming CISO will manage incident response programs, provide guidance on cybersecurity drills and lead its engagement strategy with third-party vendors to uphold high cybersecurity standards.

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Ryan Naraine is Editor-at-Large at SecurityWeek and host of the popular Security Conversations podcast series. He is a security community engagement expert who has built programs at major global brands, including Intel Corp., Bishop Fox and GReAT. Ryan is a founding-director of the Security Tinkerers non-profit, an advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs, and a regular speaker at security conferences around the world.

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