Kemba Eneas Walden is an Attorney in the Digital Security Unit at Microsoft and operates at the intersection of cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection.
Kemba primarily supports Microsoft’s Digital Diplomacy team, specifically focused on the Defending Democracy Program. Prior to Microsoft, Kemba spent a decade in government service at the Department of Homeland Security. At DHS, Kemba held a number of attorney roles, most recently as an Attorney-Advisor for the newly created Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) which is responsible for cybersecurity, telecommunications, and infrastructure resilience. Kemba negotiated complex data protection, information sharing, and risk mitigation agreements, supported CISA’s cybersecurity and risk management efforts in critical infrastructure sectors including the financial, energy, and election sectors, and provided daily legal support to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). Upon her departure from DHS, her energy was spent as the primary cybersecurity legal advisor to the Elections Task Force (now known as the Elections Security Initiative).
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