On October 11, 2017, President Trump nominated Kirstjen Nielsen, the current White House Deputy Chief of Staff, to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”).  Ms. Nielsen has significant cybersecurity experience, including through her prior roles at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University and the National Cybersecurity Center.  Ms. Nielsen’s background could mean that DHS will take a more active role in cybersecurity matters under her expected leadership.  To read an article Ms. Nielsen previously wrote on systemic cyber risk click here.