Kemba Eneas Walden is the Acting National Cyber Director in the Office of the National Cyber Director. Ms Walden served as the inaugural Principal Deputy National Cyber Director for eight months, during which she co-led the organization, overseeing the development and growth of the office. During her tenure, the Office of the National Cyber Director drafted and released the National Cybersecurity Strategy, managed the ongoing implementation of Executive Order 14028 (Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity), and spearheaded the development of the forthcoming, first-ever National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy.
Previously, she served as Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) and a Working Group Co-Chair of the White House Ransomware Task Force, contributing to its Combating Ransomware Report. Prior to Microsoft, Ms Walden spent a decade in government service at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where she held several counsel positions including for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its predecessor, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).