Amber Simco

Senior Advisor for Threat Hunt, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

As a Senior Advisor for Threat Hunt at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), I lead and coordinate the agency's efforts to identify, analyze, and mitigate cyber threats to the nation's critical infrastructure and federal networks. I leverage my expertise in cyber policy, cyber risk management, and insider threat detection to provide strategic guidance and technical support to CISA's leadership, partners, and stakeholders.

With more than a decade of experience in the federal government, I have served in various senior-level positions in cybersecurity, information security, and risk management at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). I have also been the agency-level Senior Liaison Officer to the National Security Agency (NSA) facilitating collaboration and information sharing between CISA and NSA on cyber-related matters. Additionally, I hold a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and multiple professional certifications in cybersecurity, contracting, and emergency medical services. My mission is to protect and enhance the security and resilience of the nation's cyberspace and critical infrastructure.