Full Name
Nick Andersen
Job Title
Chief Operating Officer
Invictus International Consulting, LLC
Speaker Bio
Nick Andersen is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Invictus International Consulting – a recognized market leader in full-spectrum cyber solutions designed to ensure the security of our nation’s global defense and critical infrastructure. He concurrently serves as a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and as an Advisory Director for the Cyber Security Forum Initiative. Formerly, Andersen served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Public Sector at Lumen Technologies with approximately 450,000 route fiber miles and serving customers in more than 60 countries.

Andersen served previously as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Secretary (performing the duties of) for Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) at the U.S. Department of Energy. He was appointed to lead DOE’s national effort to secure U.S. energy infrastructure against all hazards, reduce impacts from disruptive events, and assist industry with restoration activities. He led all Department of Energy efforts to build resilience to cybersecurity threats and mitigate risks within the critical infrastructure community and championed new policy initiatives to safeguard the lifeline services that underpin our national security, economic successes, and the health and safety of the American public. CESER works closely with the electricity and oil and natural gas industries; other Federal agencies; State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) communities; and DOE’s national laboratories to advance national energy security and prepare for, respond to and recover from evolving threats and events to critical infrastructure.

Before joining the Department of Energy, Nick served in the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as the Federal Cybersecurity Lead and Senior Cybersecurity Advisor to the Federal Chief Information Officer, where he led the OMB Cyber Team and was responsible for government-wide cybersecurity policy development and compliance of shared federal security services.

Andersen previously served as CISO for the State of Vermont, where he was appointed to lead State efforts pertaining to the security and protection of data, security compliance activities, risk reduction, security operations, and threat intelligence.

Prior to this, Andersen was a senior executive and senior intelligence officer serving as the Chief Information Officer for Navy Intelligence and was the Head of the Office of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems and Technologies at the U.S. Coast Guard. He has served on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, managing intelligence mission systems in Iraq, Europe, and Africa. He has led cybersecurity and technology programs worldwide with several leading and emerging companies.

Andersen has earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management, a Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance, and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Brown University. He has received awards from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, and Intelligence Community.
Nick Andersen