Anne Neuberger has worked at the National Security Agency for more than a decade and helped found the U.S. Cyber Command.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Anne Neuberger, an Orthodox Jewish woman, to serve in a newly created cybersecurity position on the U.S. National Security Council (NSA), Politico reported.
The Biden transition team and the NSA have declined to comment to the media about Neuberger’s expected appointment.
Anne Neuberger, who joined the NSA more than a decade ago and has been serving as the agency’s director of cybersecurity since 2019, will be named deputy national security adviser for cybersecurity in the incoming NSC, the report said.
Neuberger’s hiring indicates that the Biden White House intends to reelevate cybersecurity as a key national security priority, after President Donald Trump eliminated the role of cybersecurity coordinator in 2018.
Neuberger will be responsible for coordinating the federal government’s cybersecurity efforts, with a likely emphasis on responding to a massive cyberespionage campaign carried out last year by suspected Russian hackers, which the government is still struggling to unravel. In her capacity as the NSA’s first director of cybersecurity, Neuberger had been tasked with managing intelligence information sharing between the NSA and other government agencies, as well as the private sector, about threats to critical infrastructure.
Neuberger, who lives in Baltimore, is from the heavily Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park, N.Y., where she went to Bais Yaakov Jewish day school for girls.
Neuberger graduated from Touro College in New York and Columbia University business school. She was also in the White House Fellows program.