When Joe Biden assumes the presidency 13 days from now, as government grapples with fallout from the SolarWinds breach and a break-in at the U.S. Capitol, veteran intelligence expert Anne Neuberger likely will be by his side as deputy national security advisor for cybersecurity on the National Security Council (NSC).

Naming Neuberger to the newly created position on the NSC underscores the Biden administration’s commitment to prioritize cybersecurity, at a time when “federal cybersecurity leadership has never been more critical to the defense of the United States, as traditional warfare continues to shift to a digital theater,” said Yaniv Bar-Dayan, CEO and cofounder of Vulcan Cyber.

Restoring the cybersecurity position to the NSC is a departure from the Trump administration, which removed this position from the NSC in 2018.

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