Section Chief of Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative – International
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Patricia A. Soler, Ph.D. is the International Team Section Chief within the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). She joined CISA in March of 2021 and is responsible for operations and the sharing of actionable technical information with CERTs overseas.
Before joining CISA, Dr. Soler was the IT Governance Director for the Office of Public and Indian Housing in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was also responsible for the modernization of various IT systems used to disperse funding to public housing authorities and tribally designated housing entities. This funding is used to house some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations.
And before joining the federal government, Dr. Soler taught courses at Georgetown University while completing her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies. She has lived and traveled extensively in Latin America, Brazil, and Spain.