CARLSBAD, Calif. - Yesterday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) held its fourth and final 2023 quarterly Cybersecurity Advisory Committee (CSAC) meeting.
During the meeting the Technical Advisory Council and Building Resilience and Reducing Systemic Risk to Critical Infrastructure subcommittees deliberated and voted on recommendations to forward to CISA Director Jen Easterly.
The recommendations voted on today focused on advancing memory safe system languages (MSSL) and separately on efforts to further strengthen operational collaboration. The recommendations supplement those voted on in the September CSAC meeting, resulting in a total of 135 recommendations submitted in 2023. Today’s recommendations will now be submitted to Director Easterly in written form and posted on CISA.gov.
“I am so pleased with the Committee’s work this year and look forward to an even more productive 2024 to help strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity,” said CISA Director Jen Easterly. “I’m especially excited to review the recommendations voted on today that will help advance CISA’s cybersecurity mission.”
Director Easterly’s responses to the recommendations will be posted on cisa.gov.
Director Easterly also acknowledged the Committee’s new Chair, Ron Green from Mastercard, and Vice Chair, Dave DeWalt from NightDragon. Green follows outgoing inaugural Chair, Tom Fanning from Southern Company.
“I can’t thank Tom enough for the visionary leadership that he has provided to the CSAC. As founding chair of the advisory committee, he set a course for CISA that focused on innovation and process improvement for safer and more secure critical infrastructure. I am so excited to have Ron continue to provide his insight in this new position. I have the utmost confidence that Ron and Dave will continue the amazing work of the CSAC in advancing and strengthening our nation’s cybersecurity posture,” said Easterly.
Established in 2021, the Committee was created to provide recommendations to the CISA Director that will help to advance the cybersecurity mission of the agency as well as to strengthen cybersecurity measures across the nation.
The next CISA CSAC meeting will be held virtually in March. Details and information on how to attend will be forthcoming.
As the nation’s cyber defense agency and national coordinator for critical infrastructure security, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency leads the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to the digital and physical infrastructure Americans rely on every hour of every day.