Name: Clyde Roark

Professional Title: Cybersecurity Advisor | DHS/Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency

Bio: Clyde Roark serves as a Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) for Region 4 of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). In this role, he coordinates CISA’s efforts to reduce risk and enhance the cyber resiliency of critical infrastructure throughout the eight southeastern states (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN) with a focus on the Gulf Coast. He works with public sector partners, such as state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as private-sector organizations essential to the nation’s critical infrastructure. Prior to becoming a CSA, Clyde successfully served CISA in numerous roles as the Deputy Section Chief of Threat Hunt Industrial Control Systems Section, Deputy Section Chief of Threat Hunt Advisory Pursuit, Section Chief of Federal Network Defense, and the Pensacola Section Chief for the Threat Hunt Detection Branch.

Prior to his positions at CISA, he was a senior information systems engineer and deputy program manager at the United States Army Network Technology Command. Roark enlisted in the United States Navy as an Aviation Boatswain Mate, Landing Singlemen. After his enlistment, Roark obtained a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Old Dominion University. While he pursued a career in cybersecurity, Roark was affiliated with the Navy Reserves in 2010 and commissioned in 2012. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander and serves as the Operations Department Head for Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola-Georgia. Roark holds numerous military and industry certifications and is the recipient of multiple awards and accolades. He lives in Pensacola with his 12-year-old son.