Name: Greg Mallette, CISSP
Professional Title: CISA Cybersecurity State Coordinator – Mississippi | Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Bio: Greg Mallette is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA) Cybersecurity State Coordinator for Mississippi. In this role, he serves as a federal cybersecurity risk advisor for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial government (SLTT) and private sector partners by helping them develop and maintain secure and resilient critical infrastructure. As the CSC, Greg is the liaison between Federal services and SLTT, Critical Infrastructure, and Private Industry.
He serves as the focal point for communications to support cyber preparedness, incident response, risk mitigation, and situational awareness. He provides direct coordination, outreach, and regional support to protect cyber components essential to the sustainability, preparedness, and protection of the nation’s Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR). He also facilitates the sharing of cyber threat information between federal and nonfederal entities.
Prior to his work with CISA, Greg worked with the Department of Commerce as an Information System Security Officer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency’s National Water Center, where he effectively led the IT Security Team and was the principal advisor to the Director on the security of the information system.
Before joining the federal service, he concluded a 26-year tenure with the Department of Defense as both a military member and a civilian contractor. A veteran of multiple military operations over his career, he served in various roles including Secure Network Administrator, Information System Security Manager, and as Superintendent of a Regional Operations Security Center data center. He built a reputation as a subject matter expert for successful strategies in cybersecurity, risk management, and system accreditation.
He spearheaded the adoption by the Air National Guard of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) by leading a nationwide transition team. Mr. Mallette holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Certified Information System Security Professional certification with the ISC(2). He has been married for 33 years, with three children and five grandchildren.