Cyber Protection for the Political Campaign Community


Brigadier General Francis X. Taylor (Ret.)

Brigadier General 
Francis X. Taylor (Ret.)
Executive Director

The Executive Director (pro tempore) of US CyberDome is Brigadier General Francis X. Taylor (ret.). During Brig General Francis X. Taylor’s (Ret.) distinguished 31 years of military service with the Air Force, he received numerous awards and decorations, including the U.S. Distinguished Service Medal, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the U.S. Department of State Honor Award. His final assignment was Commander of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, responsible for providing Air Force leaders with comprehensive criminal, fraud, counterintelligence, and security investigation and operations to protect global Air Force operations. Gen. Taylor is currently serving as Executive Director pro tempore while US CyberDome conducts a search for a long-term Executive Director.

Our Co-Founders

Matt Barrett Director of Policy Development

Matt Barrett
Director of Policy Development

Co-Founder of US CyberDome and Chief Operating Officer for CyberESI. Mr. Barrett previously lead the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework to world-wide use, including over 30% use in the United States. Matt is a sought-after speaker on the topic of cybersecurity risk management, including television programming such as Government Matters ( and The Bridge (

Previously, Matt was President of G2, Inc., a cybersecurity and signals intelligence engineering organization, and was President of Trusted Security Alliance, a G2 joint venture. For his Federal accomplishments, he is a Department of Commerce Gold Medal awardee and a Federal Computer Week Federal 100 recipient.

Mary Dickinson  Director of Development

Mary Dickinson
Director of Development

Mary is the former CEO of Artemis Cyber and a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in business development, marketing, strategic partnerships, and management. Artemis managed an ecosystem of Cyber SWAT Team partners in Arizona, New York and Washington DC to address the cyber concerns of Boards and the C Suite, conduct M&A cyber due diligence and conducting cyber security audits relating to vulnerability and compliance issues.  

Mary specializes in business development strategy, execution and fundraising, covering the spectrum of launching new companies/brands to restructuring existing entities, all with a focus on multi-platform growth.

Joseph Drissel Director of Technical Development

Joseph Drissel
Director of Technical Development

Founder and CEO of Cyber Engineering Services, Inc. (CyberESI) and an authority in the cybersecurity and investigatory communities, often providing expert opinions to CNN, Krebs on Security, and other media outlets.

Before founding CyberESI, Joseph was the Acting Section Chief of the Intrusions Section at the Defense Cyber Crime Center’s (DC3) Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory (DCFL), the world’s largest accredited computer crime laboratory. In this capacity, he and his team provided intrusion and malware analysis support to DoD entities, Federal Law Enforcement, the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) and the Defense Industrial Base Collaborative Information Sharing Environment (DCISE). As the Section Chief and a certified DoD Forensic Examiner, Joseph engaged on thousands of intrusion cases.