Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security
Mark Weatherford is the Dept of Homeland Security Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). Weatherford was previously the Vice President and Chief Security Officer of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he directed the cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection program. Before NERC, he was California's first Chief Information Security Officer. Previously, he served as the first CISO for the State of Colorado. With Raytheon Company, he successfully built and directed the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet Security Operations Center (SOC).A former U.S. Navy Cryptologic Officer, he led the U.S. Navy's Computer Network Defense operations and the Naval Computer Incident Response Team (NAVCIRT).