Anne Neuberger was named Deputy National Security Advisor for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology by the Biden Administration in early 2021. Neuberger joined the NSA more than a decade ago and served as the agency’s director of cybersecurity since 2019.
Prior to her assignment as Deputy National Security Advisor, Anne served as the Chief Risk Officer and the Director of NSA’s Commercial Solutions Center, responsible for NSA’s interface and partnerships with the private sector. Prior to that, she served as Special Assistant to the Director, NSA, building a deep and effective partnership, the Enduring Security Framework, between leading companies, the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, NIST and NSA, on initiatives across a broad set of technical and policy areas. In this capacity, Anne also led the Department of Defense’s Defense Industrial Base Pilot, defining the first policy and legal framework for government sharing of classified signatures and indicators with Internet Service Providers. Prior to ESF, Anne served as a leader of the U.S. Cyber Command Implementation Team which led the planning and standup of USCYBERCOM.
Prior to joining NSA, Anne served as the Navy’s Deputy Chief Management Officer and a Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy, with responsibility for guiding Navy enterprise IT programs.
Anne first joined government service in 2007 as a White House Fellow, working for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The nonpartisan White House Fellows Program was founded in 1964 and is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.
Prior to joining government service, Anne was Senior Vice President of Operations at American Stock Transfer & Trust Company (AST), where she was responsible for directing operations, including dividend distributions, and complex mergers, and acquisitions processing, for approximately 2,000 publicly traded companies. Anne joined AST in 1994 as a software programmer, was promoted to the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2003 and Senior VP of Operations in 2005. As CIO, she led a team that designed and implemented systems to automate the granting and exercising of stock options as well as online share purchases and sales. As Senior VP of Operations, she managed the acquisition and integration of the corporate trust operations of Wachovia Bank, NA.
Anne earned a MBA, Beta Gamma Sigma and a Masters of International Affairs (Energy and Security Policy in the Persian Gulf) from Columbia University. She graduated from Touro College, summa cum laude, where she was awarded the Hannah Lander Award for Academic Excellence and a Merit Scholarship. Anne speaks fluent Hebrew and intermediate Arabic.