Mary Ellen Seale
Deputy Director, Cybersecurity Coordination
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Mary Ellen Seale is the Deputy Director, Cybersecurity Coordination, DHS, responsible for interdepartmental collaboration between the Department of Defense and DHS with respect to strategic planning for the cybersecurity of the U.S., mutual support for cybersecurity capabilities development and synchronization of current operational mission activities. Recently, she led a multi-year effort at the Federal Communications Commission, to improve the resilience, responsiveness and efficiency of the FCC infrastructure as the Executive Director of Modernization. Prior to this assignment, she led efforts with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate and the Executive Office of the President, National Technology Council to build the Transition to Practice program which focused on accelerating the transition of federally funded cybersecurity research into operations. In 2008, she led design and implementation efforts under the National Cybersecurity Presidential Directive to establish the National Cybersecurity Center - the lead information sharing organization responsible for coordinating and integrating information to secure U.S. cyber networks and systems.
She was appointed a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in February 2001 and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and a master of business administration (finance) from American University. She is a member of the Security Innovation Network.