Nitin Natarajan was appointed to serve as the Deputy Director for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on February 16, 2021. Prior to joining CISA, Natarajan served in a variety of public and private sector positions spanning over 30 years.
Most recently he served as an executive with consulting firms within the National Capital Region, providing subject matter expertise on a variety of topics, including cybersecurity, homeland and national security, critical infrastructure protection, environmental emergency management, continuity of operations, and health security matters.
Natarajan also held a number of federal government roles to include Deputy Assistant Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Director of Critical Infrastructure Policy at the White House/National Security Council, and as a Director at the U.S. Health and Human Services overseeing healthcare and public health programs.
Prior to serving in the federal government, Natarajan served in positions at the state/local government level and served as a hospital administrator in New York.
At the beginning of his career, Natarajan spent 13 years as a first responder in New York, which included service as a flight paramedic. He was the Commander of a federal medical response team, based in New York, and has extensive experience deploying to natural and man-made disasters throughout the nation.
He holds an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York and a graduate degree from the United States Naval Postgraduate School.