13 Specialists Join CISA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Committee

The Director of America's cyber defense agency announced that 13 new experts will be joining CISA's Cybersecurity Advisory Committee

by Vishwa Pandagle April 10, 2023 in Appointments, Firewall Daily, Workforce Reading Time: 3 mins read 0

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Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said that new members will be joining the team. The Director of America's cyber defense agency announced that 13 new experts will be joining CISA's Cybersecurity Advisory Committee.

According to Director Easterly, their diverse backgrounds will help bring in different perspectives and more robust plans and strategies to secure the nation's defense against cybercrime.

“At CISA, we are serious about recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, because we know doing so makes us more prepared to defend against the threats of today and to create a more resilient future. We care about inclusivity and belonging,” Matt Hartman, Deputy Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, CISA, said in a statement earlier.

CISA's Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Members

The online meeting on March 21 will focus on discussing the appointment of the experts in the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee (CSAC). The list of new members joining the CSAC is as follows:

  1. Alex Tosheff, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, VMware
  2. Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System
  3. Cathy Lanier, Senior Vice President, and Chief Security Officer, National Football League
  4. Chris Inglis, Former U.S. National Cyber Director
  5. Ciaran Martin, Former CEO, National Cyber Security Centre (United Kingdom)
  6. Dave DeWalt, CEO and Founder, NightDragon
  7. Doug Levin, Co-Founder and National Director, K-12 Security Information eXchange (SIX)
  8. Jim Langevin, Former Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd District
  9. John Katko, Former Representative for New york's 24th District
  10. Kevin Tierney, Vice President and Chief Cybersecurity Officer, General Motors
  11. Rahul Jalali, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Union Pacific
  12. Robert Scott, Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  13. Royal Hansen, Vice President of Privacy, Safety and Security Engineering, Google

CISA's Cybersecurity Advisory Committee

Speaking about the new appointments to the CSAC, CISA Director Jen Easterly said, “I am thrilled to welcome our newest members, who bring a wealth of experience from across government and industry.” The experts who will be joining CISA have extensive experience in critical infrastructure, governance, and cybersecurity.

The newest appointments in CISA's Cybersecurity Advisory Committee are from the public and private sectors. Their knowledge is expected to bring transformation in policies and initiatives to bridge security gaps exploited by cybercriminals.

The 13 new members of CISA's Cybersecurity Advisory Committee are expected to work towards corporate cyber responsibility and technology product safety. Their diverse insights will be instrumental in strengthening the ‘target rich-cyber poor' sectors including K-12 schools, and water utilities.

America's Cyber Defense Agency CISA

The CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee was founded in June 2021 with a focus to fight cyberwar against digital crimes. Established by the Department of Homeland Security, the Advisory Committee has specialists working relentlessly in areas of technology, resilience, risk management, and privacy.

It will now work with inputs from a total of 34 experts who will advise, report, and make recommendations, to CISA on policies, programs, and training, among other duties. This independent advisory body will give strategic guidance to CISA to thwart online crime and cyber criminals.

The latest announcement comes days after CISA invited cybersecurity specialists, students, and fans to help create a strong security workforce and continue the agency's goal of fighting against attacks and creating a more secure and durable infrastructure for the future.

The jobs available are for enthusiasts, experts, and recent graduates who are eager to learn, progress, and add to the development of a strong cybersecurity infrastructure.

Joining CISA necessitates study, and all interested applicants can discover employment opportunities at CISA that give a variety of choices such as a mixed working atmosphere, online work, and work from home. With the fundamental principle of ‘People First,' CISA has a solid foundation and work culture.


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