(YWN) The National Security Agency announced it is creating a new cybersecurity directorate, which will “unify NSA’s foreign intelligence and cyberdefense missions and is charged with preventing and eradicating threats to national security systems and the Defense Industrial Base.”
The new directorate—which will become operational on October 1—is to be headed up by Anne Neuberger, who has been leading the NSA’s Russia Small Group.
In her new position, Neuberger, who worked in the private sector before joining the Defense Department, will be one of the highest-ranking women at the NSA since Ann Caracristi was named deputy director in 1980.
She has been with NSA for close to 10 years. Neuberger has helped establish U.S. Cyber Command, served as chief risk officer, and is currently an assistant deputy director at NSA. Prior to her time at NSA, Neuberger was the deputy chief management officer at the U.S. Navy.
Neuberger said in an interview that she will report to Gen. Nakasone and that the directorate will work to protect the U.S. from foreign threats by sharing more insights about specific cyber threats with other federal agencies and the private sector.
Neuberger led the NSA’s election security efforts for the 2018 midterms, having served as the NSA’s first chief risk officer.
Anne (Chani) Neuberger grew up in Boro Park and went to Bais Yaakov of Boro Park. She lives in Baltimore.