Policy Director of Cybersecurity


contact information

Michelle Tiliano

job description


The Policy Director of Cybersecurity will report to the Mayor’s Office of

Public Safety and help develop and implement cybersecurity policy for the

City of Los Angeles. The Director will work directly with multiple City

departments including the Information Technology Agency, Los Angeles

Police Department, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Port

of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles World Airports. The Policy Director will

develop innovative solutions to improving the cybersecurity of the City’s 

operations and critical infrastructure, as well as strategies to help protect

the City’s businesses and residents from attacks.


The responsibilities of the Policy Director include:

  • Developing Citywide cybersecurity policies to enhance resilience and prevent and respond to incidents;
  • Collaborating with the City’s Chief Information Security Officer to monitor the City’s cybersecurity posture;
  • Developing collaborative approaches to security and strategies to enhance cybersecurity awareness and training for City personnel;
  • Serving as liaison to federal agencies, including the FBI Los Angeles Field Office – Cyber Division, DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF), with respect to sharing threat intelligence and developing initiatives;
  • Interfacing with City businesses and residents as part of the Los Angeles Cyber Lab, a public-private partnership that facilitates and promotes cybersecurity information sharing and education;
  • Assisting and advising the Mayor during activation of the Integrated Security Operations Center (ISOC) and/or City Emergency Operation Center in the event of a major cybersecurity incident or attack;
  • Attending cyber or public safety related events with or on behalf of the Mayor;
  • Fostering relationships between the City and federal, state, local, and private sector partners to improve threat information sharing;
  • Identifying federal and private grant funding opportunities that can enhance local or regional cybersecurity objectives; and
  • Preparing written and oral briefings to the Mayor, City Council, and other staff regarding cybersecurity issues.



A degree from an accredited college or university. Graduate degree preferred.


Professional experience in cybersecurity, IT, public safety or related policy development preferred.


Ideal candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of the current cyber threat landscape; a proven record of exercising good judgment and professionalism in a fast paced and/or intense working environment; strong writing and research skills; excellent communication skills and ability to work with the private sector, City department staff, community representatives and elected officials; ability to work independently while contributing to, working within, and valuing an overall team structure; and proficiency with traditional office software programs.

How to apply


Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Michelle.Tiliano@lacity.org with “Policy Director of Cybersecurity – [Your Name]” in the subject line. This position will be open until it is filled.