Jerry Dixon is the director of analysis for Team Cymru, focused on supporting customers and conducting cybersecurity research. Prior to being chosen to lead NCSD, Mr. Dixon served as the deputy director of operations for the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). Mr. Dixon was instrumental in creating US-CERT. He led the initial development of US-CERT's capabilities for analyzing and reducing cyber threats and vulnerabilities, disseminating cyber threat warning information, and coordinating incident response activities across federal, state, local government agencies, and private sector organizations, making it Homeland Security's primary element of cyber preparedness and response.