Princess Young

Program Lead, National Cyber Security Awareness Programs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Princess Young is currently the Lead Management and Program Analyst for National Awareness Programs in the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (CE&A) branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s office of Cybersecurity Communications (CS&C). CE&A strives to promote and advance cybersecurity awareness, outreach, education, training, and workforce development throughout public and private sectors. 

In her role, Ms. Young manages and coordinates National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), with year-round planning efforts and annual execution each October at the federal and national levels. She also directs strategic communications and direction for the DHS Stop.Think.Connect. TM Campaign, a national cybersecurity awareness campaign that aims to teach safer online practices to all Americans. With over 400 partners and growing, this program works to engage multiple stakeholders – government agencies and offices, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and individuals – into a collaborative national cybersecurity awareness effort throughout the year. 

Ms. Young holds an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration degree in Information Assurance from Idaho State University. While at ISU, she served as Editor-in- Chief of her collegiate newspaper and was an Information Assurance Analyst at ISU’s National Information Assurance Training & Education Center. Ms. Young is also a CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service alumna.