Stephanie Helm joined MassCyberCenter as Director in September 2018. The Baker/Polito Administration created the Center to enhance the Massachusetts cybersecurity ecosystem and foster Commonwealth cyber resiliency. Prior to Mass Tech, Helm served as a consultant to the Naval War College, providing expertise in cyberspace operations war gaming. A career cryptologic/information warfare naval officer, Captain Helm held leadership roles at the Naval War College; on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations; and on the staff of the Commander, Second Fleet. She was the Commanding Officer of Naval Security Group Activity Norfolk and had tours with U.S. Central Command and the NSA. She received her B.A. from the University of California and her Masters from the Naval War College.