The Future of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency featuring Chris Krebs

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The McCrary Institute hosted the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs on Thursday, August 22 for a discussion on CISA's long term goals, priorities, and path to success. After welcoming remarks from Auburn University's Chief Operating Officer, Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Burgess (U.S. Army, Ret.), the conversation was moderated by McCrary Institute Director Frank Cilluffo.

Christopher Krebs serves as the first director of the Department of Homeland Security’s 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.

Before serving as CISA Director, Mr. Krebs was appointed in August 2017 as the Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection. In the absence of a permanent NPPD Under Secretary at the time, Mr. Krebs took on the role of serving as the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for NPPD until he was subsequently nominated as the Under Secretary and confirmed by the Senate the following year.

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.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 
10:00am CST

Brown-Kopel Grand Hall
152 Wilmore Drive
Auburn, AL 36849


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