Denise Anderson has over 25 years of management level experience in the private sector and is the President of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC), a non-profit organization that is dedicated to protecting the health sector from physical and cyber attacks and incidents through dissemination of trusted and timely information.
Denise currently serves as Chair of the National Council of ISACs and participates in a number of industry groups, such the Cross-Sector Cyber Security Working Group (CSCSWG). She was instrumental in implementing a CI/KR industry initiative to establish a private sector liaison seat at the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC) to enhance information sharing between the private sector, CI/KR community and the federal government and serves as one of the liaisons. She is a health sector representative to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)—a Department of Homeland Security-led coordinated watch and warning center—and sits on the Cyber Unified Coordination Group, (UCG), a public/private advisory group that comes together to provide guidance during a significant cyber event.
Denise was certified as an EMT (B), Firefighter I/II and Instructor I/II in the state of Virginia for 20 years and was an Adjunct Instructor at the Fire and Rescue Academy in Fairfax County, Virginia for 10 years. She is also certified under the National Incident Management System (NIMS). In addition, she has served on the Board and as Officer and President of an international credit association, and has spoken at events all over the globe.
Denise holds a BA in English, magna cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA in International Business from American University. She is a graduate of the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.