Jeanette Manfra, the US Department of Homeland Security's former chief cybersecurity official, will be joining Google Cloud in January.
"She will lend her considerable experience in cybersecurity toward helping our customers, particularly those in regulated industries, build and maintain the highest levels of security and trust into their technical infrastructure and services," a Google Cloud spokesperson said in a statement. The DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) declined to comment.
Manfra will join Google as the global director of security and compliance, as Google Cloud looks to launch a new Office of the CISO team, the company said, using the shorthand for chief information security officer.
She's expected to start Jan. 6, according to a statement from a Google Cloud spokesperson.
Manfra had spent more than a decade working in the public sector on cybersecurity issues. She was assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications under the DHS' National Protection and Programs Directorate, which became the CISA last November. Later, she was the CISA's assistant director for cybersecurity.
The CISA was the US' first civilian cybersecurity agency, coordinating DHS in November.for critical infrastructure such as energy systems and hospitals. Manfra announced she was leaving the
Manfra won't be the only former DHS official at Google. Employees andhave , who previously served as chief of staff to former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Taylor had publicly defended President Donald Trump's travel ban. Google has explained Taylor's hiring by saying his work with the company will focus on counterterrorism and national security.
Originally published Dec. 11, 10:59 a.m. PT.
Update, 11:19 a.m.: Includes more details on Manfra.