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Samara N. Moore

Samara N. Moore

Department of Energy
Chief Cyber Security Officer for the Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Energy
Washington, DC, USA


Samara Moore is the Chief Cyber Security Officer for the Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Energy, within the Department of Energy.  She recently completed a two year detail assignment with the White House National Security Council Staff, as the Director for Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection where she coordinated across the federal government and partnered with the private sector on efforts to strengthen cybersecurity for all critical infrastructure sectors. 

Prior to joining the White House, Mrs. Moore worked as the Senior Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity Advisor at the Department of Energy (DOE), focused on cybersecurity for the Energy Sector and managing public-private partnerships.  For nearly 5 years at DOE, she also led the cybersecurity program for internal Energy Program offices and played a key role in IT and cybersecurity governance for the DOE.  While at DOE, Mrs. Moore led the development of the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model which is being used both domestically and internationally.  Prior to joining the DOE, Mrs. Moore worked as the Director of the Office of Management and Data Systems for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and for Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services. 

Mrs. Moore has worked as a consultant, systems engineer, and IT manager, and has performed security assessments, managed security operations and security planning for government agencies as well as private industry. Mrs. Moore received a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in Accounting and Information Systems and a master’s degree from the George Washington University in Engineering Management Systems Engineering, where she is currently an adjunct professor.

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