Gov. Edwards Appoints LSU's Jeff Moulton to Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission


03/19/2018
Jeff Moulton

Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed Jeff Moulton, the executive director of the Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training at LSU, to the first Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Photo Credit: Jeff Moulton.

BATON ROUGE – Executive Director of the Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training at LSU Jeff Moulton is one of 15 commissioners appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to the first Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. The commission was created to advance the state’s cybersecurity and strengthen Louisiana’s cyber business, education and research. Goals of the Cybersecurity Commission center around cybersecurity risk, awareness, legislation, economic value and development. The commission will hold its first meeting this week.

Moulton will represent LSU on the commission as the executive director of the Stephenson National Center for Security Research and Training at LSU, which includes the Transformation Technologies and Cyber Research Center and the Joint Cyber Training Lab. At the center and training lab, Moulton’s staff develop new technologies to monitor and protect critical infrastructure against terrorist threats as well as train frontline responders including the National Guard.

“I look forward to bringing our expertise to the statewide strategy. Louisiana is poised to be a leader in cyber, information and systems security with the wealth of industry we have here. LSU will continue to play a critical role in research and training to protect our state’s infrastructure and economic development,” Moulton said. 

Moulton has been appointed to several federal commissions including at the National Security Agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the U.S. Navy. He has in-depth experience with providing strategic direction and leadership within the field of cyber research, business and development. Previously, he served a 24-year career with the U.S. Air Force. He has held a diverse set of technical and leadership positions around the world including at Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Air Force Special Operations Command.

“I have established the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission because we must continue our commitment to establishing cybersecurity capabilities and resources in order to adequately maintain the stability of public services while ensuring proper privacy and protection for the data that is entrusted to the State of Louisiana by our citizens,” Edwards said.

Commissioners will develop reports for the Governor’s Office and Louisiana Legislature aimed at understanding and analyzing the current cybersecurity landscape in Louisiana. These reports will coordinate cybersecurity efforts among state governmental agencies, local governments, public and private companies and academic institutions.

The first meeting for the Cybersecurity Commission will convene with Edwards presiding at the state capital on Tuesday, March 20. Moulton is available for media interviews following the meeting.

 

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