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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leads national efforts to understand, manage, and reduce risks to our electronic and physical infrastructure. We connect industry and government stakeholders with each other and with the resources, analytics, and tools to help them build their own cybersecurity, communications, physical security, and resilience, which in turn helps ensure a secure and resilient infrastructure for the American people. The 2021 Review presents key examples of CISA’s work to carry out its mission in 2021, including milestones and achievements as the agency has advanced strategic priorities for maintaining a secure and resilient infrastructure for the nation.

CISA plays two main roles

We are the operational leader of the federal cybersecurity, or “federal dot gov”

CISA serves as the leader of the Federal Cyber ​​Security Team, protecting and defending the home front – our federal civilian government networks – in close partnership with the Office of Management and Budget, which is responsible for overall federal cybersecurity. CISA also coordinates the implementation of our national cyber defense, leading to asset response to major cyber incidents and ensuring timely and actionable information is shared across federal, non-federal and private partners.

We are the National Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resiliency

We look at the entire threat picture and work with partners across government and industry to defend against today’s threats while securing the nation’s critical infrastructure against looming threats.

Designed for collaboration and partnership

Created in 2018, CISA works across the public and private sectors, challenging traditional ways of doing business by engaging with government, industry, academic and international partners. As threats continue to evolve, we know that no single organization or entity has all the answers for how to tackle cyber and physical threats to critical infrastructure. By combining our vision and capabilities, we can build a collective defense against the threats we face.

Leadership

For additional information on the CISA structure, please visit our leadership page or view our organizational structure.

Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Jane Easterly

Jane Easterly is the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Ms. Easterly was nominated by President Biden in April 2021 and confirmed unanimously by the Senate on July 12, 2021. As Director, Ms. Easterly leads CISA’s efforts to understand, manage, and reduce risks to the electronic and physical infrastructure that Americans depend on every day.

Deputy Director, Nitin Natarajan

Nitin NatrajanNitin Natarajan will serve as Deputy Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) effective February 14, 2021. In this position, he supports the Director of CISA who oversees the Department of Cyber ​​Security, the Department of Infrastructure Security, the National Risk Management Center, and the Department of Emergency Communications.

CEO, Brandon Wells

Brandon WellsBrandon Wells is the first Executive Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), serving as a senior professional executive overseeing the implementation of the director’s vision and deputy director of CISA Operations and Mission Support. He is responsible for leading long-term strategy development, managing policy initiatives at the CISA level and ensuring effective operational collaboration across the agency.

Executive Assistant Director of Cyber ​​Security, Eric Goldstein

Eric GoldsteinEric Goldstein will serve as Executive Assistant Director of Cyber ​​Security for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) effective February 19, 2021. In this role, Goldstein leads CISA’s mission to protect and enhance the nation’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats.

Executive Assistant Director of Infrastructure Security, Dr. David Mossington

Dr. David Mussington will serve as the Executive Assistant Director (EAD) for Infrastructure Security at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) effective February 19, 2021. In this position, Mussington leads CISA’s efforts to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure in coordination with government and the private sector. Key areas of focus include vulnerability and risk assessments; securing easy targets and crowded places; Training and exercises. Securing high-risk chemical facilities.

Executive Assistant Director of Emergency Communications, Billy Bob Brown Jr.

Billy Bob Brown Jr.Billy Bob Brown, Jr. has served as the Executive Assistant Director for Emergency Communications within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since October 12, 2020. In this capacity, AD Brown is one of three executive sponsors appointed by CISA, as defined by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Act. infrastructure for 2018.

Assistant Director of the National Center for Risk Management, Mona Harrington (A)

The official photo of Mona HarringtonMona Harrington serves as the acting assistant director of CISA’s National Center for Risk Management. As Acting Assistant Director, she oversees the Center’s efforts to facilitate a strategic, multi-sectoral risk management approach to cyber and physical threats to critical infrastructure.

Assistant Director of Integrated Operations, Bridget Bean

Bridget VolBridget Beans leads the Integrated Operations Division (IOD) of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). IOD focuses integrated operations across the agency spanning the regional CISA elements, intelligence, operational planning, and mission execution with an emphasis on risk mitigation and response efforts.

Associate Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Alaina Clark

Alina R.  ClarkAlaina R. Clark is the Associate Director of Stakeholder Engagement for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). As Assistant Director, she leads CISA’s efforts to enhance and deliver strategically coordinated stakeholder engagement, helping to achieve a secure and resilient infrastructure for the American people.

For additional information on the CISA structure, please visit our leadership page or view our organizational structure.

Join our team

Every day, CISA men and women work with our partners across the country, strengthening the backbone of our national and economic security. Oftentimes, we are behind the scenes making sure that the systems and networks that Americans depend on are there when they need them. We work collaboratively with state and local government, private industry, law enforcement, and first-class researchers. Join the team that prides itself on protecting!

CISA recognizes the value of its workforce and offers a variety of benefits:

  • Flexible work schedules, telecommuting, informal and professional work environments
  • Annual leave, sick leave, and paid federal holidays
  • Comprehensive benefit options, including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term care insurance, flexible spending accounts, and savings plans.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • SmartBenefits® – Transfer Benefit Subsidy
  • Education and development opportunities such as mentorship programs, leadership programs, and sponsored postgraduate degree programs

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