Jamie M. Danker

Senior Director of Cybersecurity Services

Jamie Danker combines her federal government and private sector experience to help clients build more trustworthy systems, products, and services through adoption of cybersecurity and privacy risk management practices. Jamie brings deep privacy, identity, and cybersecurity knowledge along with diverse perspectives from oversight, operational, and guidance organizations based on her prior roles in government and industry.

Prior to joining Venable, Jamie served as the vice president of privacy at Easy Dynamics Corporation, where she led a practice delivering privacy risk management, privacy engineering, and privacy program services. In that role she supported the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in developing the NIST Privacy Framework, released in January 2020, serving as the only contractor member of the framework's core drafting team. She also advised the General Services Administration (GSA) in establishing a privacy-preserving attribute validation service.

Jamie previously spent 10 years at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in various privacy roles, advocating for building privacy into the earliest stages of systems and program development. She served as the director and senior privacy officer for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), now known as the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA),and was a privacy officer for the E-Verify Program and associate director for privacy compliance at the DHS Privacy Office. She is a co-author of the privacy requirements and considerations in NIST Special Publication 800-63-3, Digital Identity Guidelines. Jamie began her career at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), where she led and contributed to numerous government-wide and agency-specific reviews of privacy and cybersecurity issues.

Experience

Government Experience

  • United States Department of Homeland Security
    • Director, senior privacy officer, National Programs and Protection Directorate (now known as the Cyber and Infrastructure Agency)
    • Verification division privacy officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Privacy Office
    • Associate director, privacy compliance, Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office
  • United States Government Accountability Office
    • Senior information technology analyst
    • Information technology specialist

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Credentials
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Education

  • M.S. Information Systems Technology George Washington University 20006
  • B.B.A. Information Systems George Washington University 2000

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Technologist (CIPP/T)