Dan Lips, who has been the homeland security policy director for the majority staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has joined the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) as Assistant Vice President.

Lips has been a senior staffer in the Senate for seven years. Prior to his tenure in the Senate, Lips was an intelligence analyst with the Cyber Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a senior policy analyst with national and state think tanks.  

“Dan brings a tremendous wealth of both substantive knowledge and political experience to the ISA,” said ISA President Larry Clinton. "Not only does he possess a deep understanding of Capitol Hill, but his pre-Hill work has provided him with a degree of expertise that ranges through the executive branch and the private sector.”

“I am especially impressed that Dan is able to take complicated substantive and political issues and work in a bipartisan manner to identify solutions.    For example, Dan worked on significant bipartisan cybersecurity legislation that was signed into law by President Obama to modernize federal information security management and to authorize the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center at DHS.  He has also worked on bipartisan oversight reports that have been cited by national outlets. That is the sort of substantive and non-partisan analysis we need in addressing the ever- growing cyber threat and exactly what we are looking for from the ISA,” said Clinton.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Internet Security Alliance. I admire ISA’s approach to enhancing global cybersecurity. Working on Capitol Hill has offered me the opportunity to study the complex challenges we face in cybersecurity, and the role of the public and private sector in meeting them. ISA’s 2016 Cybersecurity Social Contract outlined a realistic strategy and roadmap for the way forward. I thank Larry Clinton and the Board of Directors for giving me the opportunity to contribute to ISA’s important mission.”