Earlier this week 13 new members were appointed to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cybersecurity Advisory Committee (CSAC).

CISA Director Jen Easterly said the appointments will bring additional experts from the public and private sectors to will advise on policies and initiatives to enhance the nation's cyber defense.

“I am thrilled to welcome our newest members, who bring a wealth of experience from across government and industry,” said Easterly. “Chosen for their deep expertise in critical infrastructure, cybersecurity and governance, these members will add important new perspectives to the CSAC’s work, particularly given this year’s additional focus on corporate cyber responsibility, technology product safety, and efforts to raise the cyber hygiene baseline of ‘target rich-cyber poor’ entities like hospitals, K-12 school districts and water utilities. The insight and counsel to date from our existing members have been instrumental in our evolution as America’s Cyber Defense Agency.”  

Established in June 2021, the CSAC is comprised of experts on cybersecurity, technology, risk management, privacy and resilience, who advise the director on policies and programs related to CISA’s mission. The new members are:

  • Dave DeWalt, CEO and Founder, NightDragon
  • Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System
  • Royal Hansen, Vice President of Privacy, Safety and Security Engineering, Google
  • Chris Inglis, former U.S. National Cyber Director
  • Rahul Jalali, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Union Pacific
  • John Katko, former Representative for New York's 24th District
  • Jim Langevin, Former Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd District
  • Cathy Lanier, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, National Football League
  • Doug Levin, Co-Founder and National Director, K12 Security Information eXchange (SIX)
  • Ciaran Martin, former CEO, National Cyber Security Centre (United Kingdom)
  • Robert Scott, Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  • Kevin Tierney, Vice President and Chief Cybersecurity Officer, General Motors
  • Alex Tosheff, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, VMware