Paul Selby has been appointed to serve as the deputy chief information security officer (CISO) for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at the Department of Treasury.


Before his appointment, Selby had taken up the mantle of acting deputy CISO at the IRS, and after nearly four months in the role, the agency made it a permanent arrangement in April, according to his LinkedIn.


In addition, Selby served as the acting deputy chief for Facilities Management and Security Services at the IRS.


Selby has over 20 years of experience providing engineering solutions, project management, sales, operations, and leading finance teams in the pursuit of complex integrated information technology solutions for the Federal government.


He also spent a large portion of his career in public service as a supply officer for the U.S. Navy Reserve.


In addition to public service, Selby spent several years in the private sector, holding several leadership positions for organizations like IronBrik, Edgeworth Security, and LGS Innovation.


Selby earned a master’s in information sciences with a concentration in cybersecurity and information assurance and computer and information systems security from Penn State University in 2015. In 2006, he earned a master’s in business administration from Wake Forest University.

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Lisbeth Perez is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.