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Greg Garcia

If you’re in tech, you’ll recognize Greg’s name. He’s been a leading high-tech policy developer in cyber and critical infrastructure security before all that was even cool. Prior to joining SIGNAL, Greg served as the nation’s first Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assistant secretary for cyber security, and as a professional staff on the House Science Committee.

At SIGNAL, he leads our cyber security policy practice, with 30 years of policy wins in Washington and Silicon Valley for coalitions, trade associations, and government initiatives on cyber security, encryption, international trade, export controls, and critical infrastructure protection. His affiliations have been with prominent drivers of our economic engine, including Bank of America, the Information Technology Association of America, American Electronics Association, and 3Com Corporation, a Silicon Valley computer networking company.

As a banking executive with Bank of America and the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC), Greg coordinated effective policy and operational strategies for the security and resiliency of the financial system against cyber-attacks and related threats.

While serving on the House Science Committee staff he shepherded enactment of the Cyber Security R&D Act of 2002. Greg is also a member of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, a federal advisory committee, and has occupied advisory board positions with high tech startups.

A competitive cyclist, Greg arrives at some of his most elegant tactical solutions when on his racing saddle. His other passions are his family, golf, guitar, and Tae Kwon Do (he’s black belt). For him, cybersecurity is personal.