Heather King presently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA). CTA works to improve the cybersecurity of our global digital ecosystem by enabling real-time, high-quality cyber threat information sharing among companies and organizations in the cybersecurity field. Prior to joining the CTA in August 2017, Heather served as the Acting Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the White House National Security Council (NSC) staff where she was responsible for working with Federal departments and agencies on key domestic national cybersecurity strategy and policy. Prior to that, Heather served on the NSC staff in several roles from April 2013 to April 2017, including Deputy Executive Secretary, Director of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, and Director of National Preparedness Policy. Before the NSC staff, she served in a variety of roles at the Federal and state levels, including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and Virginia State Police. Heather holds an M.S. in Global Security from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is pursuing an M.S. in Management of Information Technology at the University of Virginia.