Scott Tousley

Deputy Director, Cyber Security Division

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Scott Tousley is the Deputy Director of the Cyber Security Division, a part of the DHS Science & Technology organization. He helps lead a 40+ person office and ~ $90 million annual research portfolio focused on many aspects of cyber security, supporting DHS Components, other government agencies and organizations, and national critical infrastructure sectors. Key areas of this RDT&E portfolio address Cyber Forensics, Insider Threat and Anonymous Networks and Currencies; Cyber-Physical systems and the “Internet of Things;” Mobile Systems cybersecurity; Software Security and Assurance; Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience; Identity and Privacy; Cybersecurity Education and Training; and many other areas.

He served 20 years as an Army officer in the Corps of Engineers, many of these years in interagency technology programs, including the initial Watch/Warning Unit Chief of the FBI/National Infrastructure Protection Center, part of the Clinton Administration’s early engagement with national cyber security challenges. His experience also includes managing the operations security team for a large Internet Service Provider, principal with a technology start-up company in the private sector, and program manager for MITRE support to the DHS National Cybersecurity Division. He holds graduate degrees in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M, and national security strategy from the Army Command & Staff College. Scott has served 10 years with DHS, principally with S&T but also with the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and several other parts of DHS.