Cynthia Kaiser - 2023 Award Winner
Cynthia Kaiser

Cynthia Kaiser is a Deputy Assistant Director with the FBI Cyber Division, where she leads the FBI’s cyber threat intelligence, cyber policy, and cyber partner engagement efforts.

Cynthia has covered cyber, technology, and counterintelligence issues for over 17 years for the FBI; served as a PDB Briefer in two presidential administrations; and has led FBI cyber threat analysis and served as an FBI election lead since 2017. In these roles, she has reshaped FBI information sharing and collaboration with the private sector and federal, state, and local government officials to be robust, proactive, and aimed at imposing risks and consequences on malicious cyber actors.

Cynthia is also passionate about increasing diversity in the cyber and tech professions. She was named a Women Tech Leader Ambassador by GovCIO in 2022 and a Top Government Tech Leader to Watch by WashingtonExec in 2023. She holds a Master’s degree in security policy focused on science and technology and an Executive Master’s degree in leadership.