Mr. Joseph D. Henry currently serves as the Region VII (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska), Cybersecurity Advisor for the Regional Operations Branch of the Integrated Operations Directorate. He supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure. His program coordinates cyber preparedness, risk mitigation, incident response, and provides cyber security resources, including assessments, to the nation’s sixteen critical infrastructure sectors and state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities.
J.D will soon be departing his current position to assume the role as the CISA Cybersecurity State Coordinator for the State of Indiana beginning 01 February 2021. This new role was recently established under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. More importantly though, it allows J.D to return to his home state after 20 years to serve as a federal resource to assist in Governor Holcomb’s strategy towards addressing cyber threats to the State and it’s public and private sector entities.
J.D. has 19 years’ experience in the Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity fields, to include multiple assignments within the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense. Additionally, he is still currently serving as a Cyber Warfare Operations Officer in the United States Air Force Reserves.
J.D. has numerous IT and cyber certifications to include: Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), and GIAC security Essentials Certification (GSEC).
J.D. education experience includes a Master’s in Business Administration from Lindenwood University as well as a Bachelor of Science degrees from both the University of Maryland University College and Southern Illinois University Carbondale.