Neil F. Gaudreau is the Information Security Operations Chief for the Network Security Deployment Division, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Network Security Deployment Division designs, develops, deploys, and sustains the National Cybersecurity Protection System, which provides intrusion detection, advanced analytics, information sharing, and intrusion prevention capabilities that combat and mitigate cyber threats to the Federal Executive Branch information and networks. In his position Neil provides direction and oversight to the Enterprise Change Management, Account Management, Security Operations Center, and the Threat & Vulnerability Management teams.
Prior to his assignment with DHS he held numerous leadership positions in both the federal government and commercial sector. In his last assignment, he served as the Head of Cybersecurity Architecture & Engineering for Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Command, Control, Communications, and Computer (C4). He served as the VP of Information Security for the Royal Bank of Scotland – Citizens Bank, Director of System Integration & Testing for General Dynamics, Director Service Delivery for UNICOM, Enterprise IT Architect for Boston Scientific and was a Lead Network Engineer for Sprint.
He is a retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant with 25 years of Information Technology and Information Security Management experience.
Honors and Awards
Certified CISO, ITIL, CCNA, MCSE
2011 Federal Computer Week Top 100
2010 Department of Defense CIO’s Information Assurance Excellence Award
Member of the Pensacola Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)