Jared M. Maples
Jared M. Maples was named Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) by Governor Philip Murphy on June 5, 2017. In his role, he serves as the federally designated Homeland Security Advisor (HSA) to the Governor and is the Cabinet-level executive responsible for coordinating and leading New Jersey’s Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, and Emergency Preparedness efforts.
Director Maples joined NJOHSP in January 2016 as Director of the Division of Administration. The Division of Administration encompasses all information technology and security, human resources, facilities management, and financial activities for the Office, including oversight of millions of dollars in federal homeland security grant funding.
Prior to joining NJOHSP, Director Maples spent over a decade at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in a variety of leadership roles and previously worked at the US Department of Defense in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. As a seasoned intelligence officer, his career focused on executive strategy development and execution, organizational and operational change management, emergency operations response, internal security investigations and personnel protection in high threat environments. Director Maples was fortunate to travel around the world on behalf of the US Government, including many deployments to areas of active hostilities.
In 2014, Director Maples was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Government Employee Voluntary Investment Fund. As a Trustee, Director Maples and the rest of the Board maintain exclusive responsibility for the investment of nearly $300 million in assets across Growth, Aggressive, Index, and Income funds.
Director Maples serves as Chair of the NJ Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force (DSPTF) and is an Executive Member of the NJ Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), Philadelphia Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Port of NY/NJ Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC), and the Oyster Creek Safety Advisory Panel. Additionally, Director Maples is Co-Chair of the Statewide Public Safety Communications Commission and serves on the National Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC).
Director Maples holds an MBA from Georgetown University, a Bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, and an Associate’s degree from Valley Forge Military College.
Director of Cybersecurity and State CISO
Michael Geraghty is the State of New Jersey’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Director of the NJ Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC). In these roles Director Geraghty is responsible for the development and execution of the State’ cybersecurity strategy. He is responsible for leading and coordinating New Jersey’s cybersecurity efforts while building resiliency throughout the State and has direct responsibility for all aspects of statewide cybersecurity operations; governance, risk and compliance; and incident response.
Geraghty is an accomplished cybersecurity executive with a history of building innovative and model programs in private and public sector enterprises including roles as CISO of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Chief Information Officer of the National and International Centers for Missing and Exploited Children, Vice President of High Technology Investigations at Prudential Financial, and Network Intrusion Detection Manager, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. Geraghty began his career with the New Jersey State Police, where he served 12 years and led the formation and development of its High Technology Crimes Investigations Unit.
He has provided expert testimony before the United States Congress and in federal, state, and international courts on computer crime investigations and forensics. Geraghty is a past president of the Northeast Chapter of the High Technology Crimes Investigation Association and has held leadership roles in the National Strategic Policy Council on Cyber and Electronic Crime.