About CISA

About CISA

“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.

Mission:
CISA partners with industry and government to understand and manage risk to our Nation's critical infrastructure

Vision:
Secure and resilient 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 delivers 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, coordination, tools and guidance 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 natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.

The National Risk Management Center (NRMC) is housed within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The NRMC is a planning, analysis, and collaboration center working to identify and address the most significant risks to our nation’s critical infrastructure.

The 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.

CISA’s newly created Operations Division is designed to consolidate the management of operational field activities throughout the CISA Regions, emergency support functions, certain operational watch functions, continuity of operations programs, internal training and exercises, and other elements, as appropriate.

Organizational Chart

View the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Organizational Chart.

Leadership 

Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Christopher C. Krebs 

Christopher Krebs official photoChristopher 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 President Trump 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.

Deputy Director, Matthew Travis 

Matthew Travis official photoMatthew 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 Division, Jeanette Manfra 

Jeanette Manfra official photoJeanette Manfra serves as the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Ms. Manfra leads the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission of protecting and strengthening the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats.

Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security Division, Brian Harrell   

Brian Harrell official photoBrian 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 newly renamed U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Assistant Director for Emergency Communications, Ronald Hewitt 

Ronald Hewitt official photoRonald T. Hewitt serves as the Assistant Director for Emergency Communications for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). In this role, Mr. Hewitt plays a critical role for ensuring continuous, interoperable communications that support the Federal Government’s mission essential functions and all the Nation’s emergency responders to keep America safe, secure and resilient.

Assistant Director, National Risk Management Center, Bob Kolasky 

Bob Kolasky official photoBob Kolasky was selected to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (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.

Director, Federal Protective Service, L. Eric Patterson 

L. Eric Patterson official photoL. Eric Patterson was appointed Director of the Federal Protective Service (FPS), a subcomponent of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in September 2010.

Join Our Team

Every day, the men and women of CISA work with our partners across the country, to strengthen the very 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 we 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 saving s plan.
  • 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.

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