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WEST TRENTON, NJ – Director Chris Rodriguez today announced Mike Geraghty as the first Director of the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) located at the Regional Operations Intelligence Center. Geraghty will be dedicated to managing the day-to-day functions of the NJCCIC, the State’s central hub for cyber operations and resources.
Geraghty brings a wealth of public- and private-sector experience to this role, having served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Chief Information Officer of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Vice President of High Technology Investigations at Prudential Financial. Previously, Geraghty served 12 years with the New Jersey State Police, where he led the formation and development of the High Technology Crimes Investigations Unit.
“The State of New Jersey is fortunate to have the benefit of Mike’s experience and perspective from both law enforcement and the private sector,” said Dr. Chris Rodriguez, Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. “The NJCCIC has been recognized as a national leader in state-level cybersecurity, and we are honored to have Mike take the helm at such a critical time in its development.”
Geraghty will also serve as the State’s Acting Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), temporarily replacing Dave Weinstein, former CISO and Director of Cybersecurity and now Chief Technology Officer for the State of New Jersey.
“Mike is extremely well-suited to maintain the NJCCIC’s aggressive growth trajectory and expand the public’s access to real-time and actionable cyber threat intelligence,” said Weinstein. “His leadership and experience will serve as great assets as we seek to mitigate the ever-growing cyber risks across our public and private sectors.”
Mr. Geraghty has lectured extensively throughout the world on the topic of cybersecurity, high tech investigations and computer forensics, providing technical and investigative assistance to law enforcement agencies both domestically and internationally, including the FBI, Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, Naval Intelligence, New Scotland Yard, and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Service. He has provided expert testimony before Congress and in federal, state, and international courts on computer crime investigations and forensics. Geraghty is also 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.
Geraghty earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Thomas Edison State College. He is married with three children and resides in Union County, NJ.
About the New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell
The New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) is New Jersey’s Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO). As the State’s one-stop-shop for cybersecurity resources, it serves governments, businesses, and citizens across New Jersey by promoting better awareness of cyber threats and the adoption of best practices. To learn more about the NJCCIC or to become a member, please visit www.cyber.nj.gov or follow the NJCCIC on Twitter @NJCybersecurity.
The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), a Cabinet-level agency, was created in 2006. The Director serves as the Governor's Homeland Security Advisor, and is responsible for leading and coordinating the state's counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness efforts, while building resiliency throughout the state across all levels of government and the private sector. NJOHSP oversees and distributes discretionary state and federal homeland security and emergency preparedness funds on behalf of New Jersey. More information about NJOHSP can be found at www.njhomelandsecurity.gov.