Selected to the Senior Executive Service in 2016, Mr. Taylor serves as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) where he leads and manages the FDA Cybersecurity, Counterintelligence, and Insider Threat Program. He ensures the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and protects FDA’s IT infrastructure, sensitive data, 23,000 end users, and 320 systems and applications. Also advises on cybersecurity, counterintelligence, insider threat, and operational matters to ensure situational awareness, compliance, and operational oversight.
Before joining the FDA, Mr. Taylor was an official at the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). As a cybersecurity leader and veteran cryptologist, he built teams of counterintelligence, security, and cyber subject matter experts thwarting hackers and uncovering vulnerabilities, and risks exploited by foreign intelligence services, trusted insiders, transnational criminal organizations, and other adversarial threats. He also served at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and at multiple overseas locations and aboard naval ships.
Mr. Taylor served twenty-one years in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician (Communications) Master Chief Petty Officer. He holds a Master of Science, Telecommunications from George Mason University and Bachelor of Science, Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, University College.
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