Theodore N. Nemeroff has been named director for International Cyber Policy on the White House’s National Security Council (NSC). He will be responsible for expanding the U.S. government’s information and communications technology policy abroad.
This appointment comes as the Biden administration pledges that the United States will improve its cybersecurity, and strengthen its relations with its global allies to advance international norms in cyberspace.
Nemeroff’s hiring also comes amid a sharply increased Federal policy profile for cybersecurity, evidenced by President Biden’s recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss ransomware and cyberthreats at the U.S.-Russia summit. The two leaders agreed to start consultations over the issue, tasking cyber experts from both countries to work on “specific understandings of what’s off-limits,” and to follow up on cyberattacks that originate in either country.
Before his current position, Nemeroff’ served as the senior advisor for Cyber Policy at the U.S. State Department from 2014 to May 2021. He also served as an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2014.