Defend Today, Secure Tomorrow
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is the Nation’s risk advisor, working with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future.
The threats we face—digital and physical, man-made, technological, and natural—are more complex, and the threat actors more diverse, than at any point in our history. CISA is at the heart of mobilizing a collective defense as we lead the Nation’s efforts to understand and manage risk to our critical infrastructure.
Our partners in this mission span the public and private sectors. Programs and services we provide are driven by our comprehensive understanding of the risk environment and the corresponding needs identified by our stakeholders. We seek to help organizations better manage risk and increase resilience using all available resources, whether provided by the Federal Government, commercial vendors, or their own capabilities.
Lead the National effort to understand and manage cyber and physical risk to our critical infrastructure.
A secure and resilient critical infrastructure for the American people
What We Do
CISA builds the national capacity to defend against cyber attacks and works with the federal government to provide cybersecurity tools, incident response services and assessment capabilities to safeguard the ‘.gov’ networks that support the essential operations of partner departments and agencies.
We coordinate security and resilience efforts using trusted partnerships across the private and public sectors, and deliver technical assistance and assessments to federal stakeholders as well as to infrastructure owners and operators nationwide.
CISA enhances public safety interoperable communications at all levels of government to help partners across the country develop their emergency communications capabilities.
Working with stakeholders across the country, CISA conducts extensive, nationwide outreach to support and promote the ability of emergency response providers and relevant government officials to continue to communicate in the event of a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster.
The National Risk Management Center (NRMC) is housed within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). NRMC is a planning, analysis, and collaboration center working to identify and address the most significant risks to our nation’s critical infrastructure.
NRMC works in close coordination with the private sector and other key stakeholders in the critical infrastructure community to: Identify; Analyze; Prioritize; and Manage the most strategic risks to our National Critical Functions—the functions of government and the private sector so vital to the United States that their disruption, corruption, or dysfunction would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination.
Christopher Krebs serves as the first Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Mr. Krebs was originally sworn in on June 15, 2018 as the Under Secretary for the predecessor of CISA, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). Mr. Krebs was nominated for that position by the President of the United States in February 2018. As Director, Mr. Krebs oversees CISA’s efforts to defend civilian networks, secure federal facilities, manage systemic risk to National Critical Functions, and work with stakeholders to raise the security baseline of the Nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure.
Matthew Travis serves as the first Deputy Director for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Mr. Travis served as Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) before the agency became CISA on November 16, 2018. As Deputy Director, he supports the CISA Director in overseeing the Cybersecurity Division, the Infrastructure Security Division, the National Risk Management Center, and the Emergency Communications Division. His operational support responsibilities are to ensure a holistic approach to critical infrastructure protection across physical and cyber risks activities.
Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Bryan Ware
Bryan Ware serves as the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Mr. Ware leads the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission of protecting and strengthening the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats.
Brian Harrell was appointed by the President of the United States in December 2018 to serve as the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection. Brian now serves as the first Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
Bob Kolasky was selected to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) National Risk Management Center (NRMC) in 2018. As Assistant Director, he oversees the Center’s efforts to facilitate a strategic, cross-sector, risk management approach to cyber and physical threats to critical infrastructure.
Vincent D. DeLaurentis serves as the Acting Assistant Director (AAD) for Emergency Communications within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since September 28, 2019. In this capacity, AAD DeLaurentis is one of three CISA designated Executive Sponsors, as identified in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Act of 2018.
Join Our Team
Every day, the men and women of CISA work with our partners across the country, to strengthen the backbone of our national and economic security. Often, we’re behind the scenes making sure that the systems and networks Americans rely on are there when they need them. We work collaboratively with state and local government, private industry, law enforcement, and top-tier researchers. Join the team that is proud to protect!
CISA recognizes the value of its workforce and offers a variety of benefits:
- Flexible work schedules, telework, and both casual 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 thrift savings plans
- Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- SmartBenefits®—a transit benefits subsidy
- Education and development opportunities such as mentoring programs, leadership programs, and sponsored graduate degree programs