Frank Cilluffo directs the McCrary Institute for Cyber & Critical Infrastructure Security at Auburn University. Prior to joining Auburn, Cilluffo founded and directed the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security at George Washington University where he led a number of national security and cybersecurity policy and research initiatives. He serves on the Homeland Security Advisory Council and is the Vice Chairman of the State, Local, Tribal & Territorial Cybersecurity Task Force. In October 2018, he was appointed to the congressionally-mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission. Cilluffo previously served as Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security.