Cheri Caddy

Background

Cheri CaddyMs. Cheri Caddy leads a public-private cybersecurity program at the National Security Agency that engages stakeholders to jointly address technical and operational cyber vulnerabilities and risks to the security and stability of national security systems and critical infrastructure. Prior to NSA, Ms. Caddy was Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the National Security Council.  In her 2.5-year tenure, she shaped national cybersecurity policies, in particular, leading efforts on cybersecurity for state governments, representing the NSC at the Council of Governors and the National Governors Association.  She led key engagements with industry, directing the work of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, coordinating White House initiatives on growing the nation’s skilled cyber workforce, and contributing to the President’s 2015 White House Cybersecurity Summit at Stanford University.

Prior to serving at the White House, Ms. Caddy spent five years with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  As Senior Advisor for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, she led national teams in solving complex policy and technical issues related to assured information sharing among federal and state governments through the national network of State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers. Over her 25-year federal career, Ms. Caddy has authored numerous unattributed federal policies and strategies and has been a frequent public speaker on cybersecurity, including at the RSA Cybersecurity Conference (USA 2014, USA 2015).  She serves as a member of the Norwich University Alumni Association Board of Directors.  She holds a B.A. in International Studies from Norwich University, Military College of Vermont; an M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia; and an M.P.A. in Public Administration from the American University in Washington, DC.  She is also a graduate of the Army War College’s Senior Leadership Program.