BILL KURTZCybersecurity Strategist, Federal Network Resilience Division, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
Darryl E. Peek II is a Cybersecurity Strategist in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) Federal Network Resilience (FNR) Division. Darryl Peek is a dynamic IT leader, strategist, consultant, project manager, subject matter expert, acquisition professional and organizational change agent with extensive experience in utilizing and implementing business systems and processes to drive results. Darryl exhibits and models influential leadership and communication skills while promoting collaboration amongst leaders and peers. He improves efficiency of IT security operations by developing solutions which meet business objectives in addition to the implementation of quality strategies. His knowledge of federal government and industry standards along with legislation which includes EOs, FISMA and OMB cybersecurity related memorandums makes him a formidable authority in various technology topic areas. Darryl has a passion for research and developing parallels around complex topics and emerging technologies. He is a firm believer that simplicity of message is necessary when discussing topics people care about.

Ms. Peek has a diverse professional background in information technology ranging from acquisitions, strategy, systems development, systems test, systems integration, operations, data analysis, information assurance and management in private and public sector organizations. Mr. Peek significantly contributed to organizations achieving Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Levels 3-5 for Development, International Standards Organization (ISO) 9000, 20000, and 270001 certifications. Mr. Peek is an award winning speaker with the Toastmasters International Organization and regularly speaks at events regarding topics of cybersecurity and personal achievement. Mr. Peek has been with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for 2 years in the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C).

Mr. Peek has an Computer Engineering Bachelors of Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Systems Engineering Masters of Engineering from Penn State University.