Office of the Chief Information Security Officer


Led by Tim Goodwin, the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) leverages a multifaceted cybersecurity strategy to protect intellectual property (IP) and the systems that support our innovation ecosystem. OCISO teams deliver robust, protective barriers for sensitive data related to patents, trademarks, and the agency’s proprietary information.

Teams in this Office:

  • Articulate, enforce, and refine cybersecurity policies to ensure they are woven into USPTO’s operational and strategic frameworks.
  • Safeguard the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information.
  • Proactively manage cybersecurity risks, provide timely incident responses, and advocate for a cyber-active organizational culture.
  • Collaborate with internal business units, other federal agencies and cybersecurity vendors to ensure an adaptive, resilient cybersecurity posture.

Overall, OCISO teams ensure that our cybersecurity strategy aligns with the USPTO mission to foster innovation and competitiveness by providing robust protection for IT systems and IP creators, ensuring that all digital domains remain resilient to threats.