Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Office of Cybersecurity
House Information Resources
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
U.S. House of Representatives
Mr. Vickers is an accomplished IT security professional with broad experience leading teams within Security Operations, Information Security, and Information Assurance. As a cybersecurity leader with deep expertise in military, government, and international environments, Mr. Vickers is proficient in developing, improving and implementing security architecture solutions and policies specific to cybersecurity risk and incident management. He has extensive business knowledge of industry security standards and an in-depth understanding of the government cyber security strategies required to meet trends and challenges. Mr. Vickers also has a successful record in cyber security operations, policy development, partnership building, and organizational development.
As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), he is responsible for comprehensive strategic and long-term planning and implementation of risk management, information security operations and engineering, and security governance across the US. House of Representatives. Mr. Vickers serves as a senior advisor to the House of Representatives leadership on issues related to Information Security.
- Prior to serving the House, Mr. Vickers was the Director the of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) within the Department of Homeland Security. As Director, he was responsible for the operational mission of the US-CERT which included analyzing and reducing cyber threats and vulnerabilities in Federal networks, disseminating cyber threat warning information, and coordinating incident response activities with government and industry partners.
- Before retiring from the US Army, he served as the Chief of the Department of Defense Computer Emergency Response Team (DOD-CERT) at the Joint Task Force, Global Network Operations.
- He has partnered with law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and industry partners, during the mitigation of cyber incidents and the reduction of future risks in critical infrastructure, especially the Financial Services Sector.
- He played a pivotal role in many interagency policy-working groups that are chartered to develop Federal level policies for better communications and coordination across the Federal government, DoD, as well as, with private industry and international partners.