Vice President & CISO, ICF
Joe Dyer’s proudest achievement this year was his team’s unwavering commitment to cultivating foresight. They’ve been dedicated to identifying and combating emerging threats through actionable threat intelligence, combined with behavioral-based detection and response capabilities.
ICF’s “we are all responsible for security” approach across the organization has resulted in improved company protection, better-prepared employees and increased client trust and security.
Security isn’t just a matter of technical solutions; it’s a mindset, Dyer said. Whether designing new programs or countering the ever-evolving landscape of phishing scams, it’s the company’s collective vigilance and awareness that ultimately determines its success.
“By fostering a culture of security consciousness and equipping our people with the tools and knowledge they need to navigate the digital world safely, we enhance the protection of not just our data, but the trust and confidence of those who rely on us,” he said “Our commitment is to ensure that ‘common sense’ becomes “common practice” in the realm of cybersecurity.”
As 2023 ends and Dyer looks ahead to 2024, his team is primarily focused on using automation and AI to enhance ICF’s cybersecurity. They handle sensitive data for government agencies, making security crucial. Their main goal is to keep innovating, striving for excellence and ensuring a safer future for everyone ICF serves.
“Joe is truly a distinguished member of the cybersecurity community,” said John George, senior vice president and chief information officer at ICF. “Between his speaking engagements, panel participation, and his support for the Safe and Secure Online program, Joe exemplifies the kind of cybersecurity leader that every organization strives to have. The attribute I admire most about Joe, is his ability to collaborate with and explain cybersecurity risks to senior executives. This results in the needed investments and cultural change required to stay ahead of the evolving cybersecurity threat”