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. CISA’s new logo officially launched April 30, 2020 and has layers of meaning representing the Agency and its mission.
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 (pronounced phonetically like ‘sissa’) 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.
From helping to secure the COVID-19 supply chain to supporting free and fair elections – See what CISA accomplished in 2020.
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 also delivers insights on these assessments related to current capabilities to identify gaps, which—along with an examination of emerging technologies—help determine the demand for future capabilities (both near- and long-term).
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.
Brandon Wales was designated by President Trump as the Acting Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), on November 17, 2020. As Acting Director, Mr. Wales oversees CISA’s efforts to defend civilian networks, manage systemic risk to national critical functions, and work with stakeholders to raise the security baseline of the Nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure.
Nitin Natarajan serves as the Deputy Director for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as of February 14, 2021. In this role, he supports the CISA Director overseeing the Cybersecurity Division, the Infrastructure Security Division, the National Risk Management Center, and the Emergency Communications Division.
Brandon Wales is the first Executive Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), serving as the senior career executive overseeing execution of the Director and Deputy Director’s vision for CISA operations and mission support. He is responsible for leading long-term strategy development, managing CISA-wide policy initiatives and ensuring effective operational collaboration across the Agency.
Eric Goldstein serves as the Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as of February 19, 2021. In this role, Goldstein leads CISA’s mission of protecting and strengthening the nation’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats.
Dr. David Mussington serves as the Executive Assistant Director (EAD) for Infrastructure Security at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as of February 19, 2021. In this role, Mussington leads CISA’s efforts to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure in coordination with government and the private sector. Key areas of focus include vulnerability and risk assessments; securing soft targets and crowded places; training and exercises; and securing high-risk chemical facilities.
Billy Bob Brown Jr., serves as the Executive Assistant Director for Emergency Communications within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since Oct 12, 2020. In this capacity, AD Brown is one of three CISA designated Executive Sponsors, as identified in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Act of 2018.
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.
Richard Driggers leads the Integrated Operations Division (IOD) for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). IOD focuses integrated operations across the Agency extending to Regional CISA elements, intelligence, operational planning and mission execution with focus on risk mitigation and response efforts.
Alaina R. Clark is the Assistant Director for Stakeholder Engagement at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). As Assistant Director, she leads CISA’s efforts to promote and deliver strategically aligned stakeholder engagements, helping achieve a secure and resilient infrastructure for the American people.
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