Press Release

Statement from New CISA Director Jen Easterly


WASHINGTON – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly released the following statement after being sworn in today:

“I am incredibly honored and humbled to join the team at CISA. I have admired the agency from afar as the organization has grown over the past several years, and seen firsthand how its guidance, insight and resources can benefit public and private sector partners as part of our collective defense to build a more resilient nation.

“I thank President Biden for putting his faith in me to lead this organization, and the Senate for confirming me for this role. I'm also very grateful for Acting Director Brandon Wales and all of CISA’s leadership for so effectively shepherding CISA through an incredibly challenging and dynamic eight months. I look forward to building on their excellent work to continue evolving the strategy, workforce, and culture of CISA to be the world’s premier cyber and infrastructure defense agency and achieve our vision of secure and resilient infrastructure for the American people.”

Director Easterly was confirmed by the Senate by unanimous consent on July 12, 2021.  Prior to coming to CISA, she was the head of Firm Resilience and the Fusion Resilience Center at Morgan Stanley, responsible for ensuring preparedness and response to business-disrupting operational incidents and risks.  Director Easterly served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism in the Obama Administration, and earlier as the Executive Assistant to National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice in the George W. Bush Administration.  Read Director Easterly’s full bio.