Cybersecurity pioneer Bob Lord will join the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as a Senior Technical Advisor within CISA’s Cybersecurity Division.

Lord served as the first Chief Security Officer (CSO) at the Democratic National Committee, where he worked to secure the Committee, as well as helping state parties and campaigns with their security programs. He previously served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Yahoo and in CISO-in-Residence at Rapid 7, and before that he held the role of Director, Information Security, at Twitter as the company's first security hire.

"Bob’s decades of experience and unparalleled expertise will be a great asset as we further strengthen our community partnerships, expand the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, and continue our work as the nation’s cyber defense agency to make us more resilient," said CISA Director Jen Easterly. "Bob and I share both a passion for helping Americans stay safe online and a dedication to raising the cybersecurity baseline across the nation. I’m super excited for the creativity he’ll bring to the team."