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Thomas Duffy, Class of ’73

Thomas Duffy, Class of ’73

Senior Vice President, Operations & Services, CIS, MS-ISAC


  • Senior Vice President, Operations & Services
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Multi‐State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS‐ISAC)

Thomas Duffy is senior vice president of operations and services at CIS. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the CIS Security Operations activities, which are the focal point for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for the nation’s state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments. He provides leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial strategies.

He also manages the operation of the CIS 24-hour cybersecurity watch and warning operations center, which provides real-time network monitoring, early cyber threat warnings and advisories, vulnerability identification and mitigation, and incident response. He works closely with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including its National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), as well as with SLTT officials across the country.

Prior to joining CIS, Mr. Duffy served as deputy director of the New York State Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC). In this role, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the office, which included coordinating the state’s cybersecurity strategies and policy development, monitoring the state’s networks, researching threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits, and issuing cyber alert advisories to the governmental and private sector entities in New York.