Daryl Haegley is the Director, Cyberspace Mission Assurance and Deterrence in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, advising on cyberspace activities, cyber mission forces, and offensive and defensive cyber operations and missions. His distinguished career includes military, federal, civilian and commercial consulting experience. He oversees the strategic cybersecurity effort to protect the control systems and operational technology (OT) enabling the Department of Defense’s (DoD) critical infrastructure. For the past six years, Mr. Haegley has brought awareness to the ever-increasing cyber threat to unprotected connected OT devices and has led the government to make change. Specifically, he has successfully advocated to change laws, DoD policy and standards, and academic curricula while initiating the first comprehensive facilities related control systems cybersecurity program of its kind within the federal government. He maintains four certifications, three Masters’ degrees, two college tuitions & one patent.
This article addresses recent actions taken to improve cyber defense and resilience of United States and DoD critical infrastructure, specifically critical infrastructure cybersecurity and defense support of civil authorities.