Deputy Director, National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force
National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center
Larry Hazzard serves on a special assignment as a Deputy Director for the FBI-hosted National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), where he facilitates inter-agency efforts for the coordination and sharing of information about cybersecurity and communications threats and vulnerabilities. When he’s not supporting the NCIJTF, Hazzard works in DHS’ National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, a 24x7 hub of cyber monitoring and incident response.
One aspect of Hazzard’s role is to facilitate both strategic and working level relationships between DHS and interagency/law enforcement cyber components involved with cyber threat investigations. As part of his responsibilities, Hazzard has coordinated numerous cyber threat briefings and site visits for a diverse community of interest that includes staff members from the U.S. Coast Guard, Homeland Security Investigations, the Los Angeles District Attorney, the Dallas Police Department, California Highway Patrol and many more.
Hazzard credits his initial military training and experience in helping to launch a successful communications career that has evolved with the emergence of cybersecurity challenges in recent years. One particularly rewarding task assignment has been the opportunity to support the U.S. Secret Service during the planning and implementation of numerous National Special Security Events (NSSE).
The NPPD Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) is responsible for enhancing the security, resiliency, and reliability of the nation's cyber and communications infrastructure. CS&C actively engages the public and private sectors as well as international partners to prepare for, prevent, and respond to catastrophic incidents that could degrade or overwhelm strategic assets.