Robert Silvers

Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy
Department of Homeland Security

Robert Silvers serves as the Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he oversees the development of Department-wide cyber policies and strategies. His responsibilities include the Department's engagement on cyber defense with the private sector, its response during significant cyber incidents, and its pursuit of law enforcement cyber investigations. From 2014-2016, Mr. Silvers served as Deputy Chief of Staff at DHS, where he oversaw all policy development, operational implementation and budget issues across DHS's 22 agencies and 240,000 employees. Mr. Silvers advised Department leadership on matters pertaining to cybersecurity, counterterrorism, aviation security, the immigration system, border security, trade and travel facilitation and disaster response. 


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