Daryle Hernandez

Director, Interagency Security Committee

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Daryle Hernandez serves as the director of the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) located in the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  In this role, he is responsible for implementing Presidential Executive Order 12977 to enhance the quality and effectiveness of security in and the protection of buildings and nonmilitary federal facilities in the United States. He does this with and through the chief security officers and other senior executives from 60 federal agencies and departments that make up the ISC membership.

Prior to his arrival to IP, Hernandez was an interagency senior advisor with a FEMA National Incident Management Assistance Team, where he deployed in support of incident response operations in Guam and South Carolina.

Previous to this, Hernandez led the Department of the Army’s protection office responsible for synchronizing multiple programs to protect a workforce of 1 million located on over 100 federal installations and in 6,000 separate standalone facilities. His focus was on producing unity of effort across organizations and programs to include antiterrorism, physical security, law enforcement, emergency management, fire and emergency services, operations security, continuity of operations, health protection, computer network defense and information assurance. In this capacity he was directly responsible for implementing the lessons learned from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, and he served as the lead investigator assessing emergency planning, preparation and response after the 2014 shooting. Hernandez also spearheaded his department’s efforts to counter insider threats that included network monitoring, information sharing, security and suitability screening of personnel, workforce training and awareness reporting. During this time he was also responsible for a critical infrastructure program of national significance.

Hernandez is an experienced protection and security professional with over 25 years of organizational leadership. His formal education includes a master’s degree in political science from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College.


Managing Risk Effectively During Involuntary Employee Separations

Tuesday, May 21st

Managing risk during an involuntary separation of an employee is essential. Whether the employee is a contractor or directly employed by a government agency, the challenge and risk to the organization is great. This session will detail a real-world case study that identifies the gaps and solutions associated with involuntary employee separations, and present a risk-based protocol for managing risk effectively. This includes a protocol for conducting an employee separation risk assessment, keys to success for managing access to facilities and IT systems and post-separation vigilance. As each separation is unique, security practitioners need to be proactive in developing a process and plan to assess risk and implement mitigations to reduce undesirable events.