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Shaun Kalfan LI

Shaun Khalfan

CISO - Freddie Mac


Shaun leads Freddie Mac's information security program and strategy, including security architecture, operations and engineering in alignment with the Three Lines of Defense. In this role, he leads a multiyear roadmap to mature the program and reduce security risk to Freddie Mac. Shaun previously served as the Head of Information and Technology Risk for Freddie Mac, where he established and operationalized a second line of defense information and technology risk function for the company. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Shaun served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He led the development and execution of the cybersecurity strategy and was responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives, ensuring that systems and information are adequately protected. Prior to joining CBP, Shaun served as director of cybersecurity with the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer, where he led a team of senior Navy civilians and military officers to deliver strategy, governance, policy, and oversight of Department of the Navy cybersecurity initiatives. Shaun’s previous roles include serving as security operations center (SOC) manager, security architect, and technology program manager. Shaun serves as an advisor on various technology boards, is a fellow with the American Council for Technology, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his MBA from George Washington University and is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and a graduate of the Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program.