Update: Bryan Ware Named CISA Assistant Director for Cybersecurity

Updated January 10, 2020

“President Trump appointed Bryan Ware as new assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Jan. 8. While the position is new for Ware, he is already a familiar face at CISA, having served as assistant secretary for cyber, infrastructure, and resilience policy since early last year. Before that he was CEO at Haystax. “It’s an honor to be joining the incredible team at CISA,” said Ware. “As Assistant Secretary for cyber policy at DHS, I’ve had the privilege of working closely with CISA on our shared goal to defend our nation’s infrastructure against …” Read the full article here.

Source: Bryan Ware Named CISA Assistant Director for Cybersecurity – January 9, 2020. MeriTalk.

Posted December 19, 2019

“President Trump on Wednesday formally submitted the nomination for a new assistant director of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), one of the top-ranking cyber officials at the agency.”

“Trump nominated Bryan Ware to take over the position from Jeanette Manfra, who last month announced she would step down at the end of the year.”

“Ware will be in charge of leading DHS efforts, as part of its Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), to defend and strengthen critical infrastructure against cyberattacks.”

“Ware currently serves as the DHS assistant secretary for cyber, infrastructure, and resilience policy, where, according to the White House, he is in charge of ‘leading department-wide efforts to reduce national risks, with a focus on critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, federal network security, countering cyber-crime, and improving the security and resilience of the global cyber ecosystem…’” Read the full article here.

Source: Trump nominates DHS senior cyber director – By Maggie Miller, December 18, 2019. The Hill.

Posted December 10, 2019

“Department of Homeland Security officials have selected Bryan S. Ware, a tech-savvy entrepreneur and holder of multiple patents, to be the department’s most senior official focused exclusively on cybersecurity, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.

For the last 10 months, Ware has been a DHS assistant secretary working on policies to make critical infrastructure more resilient to hacking threats. Now, pending White House approval, Ware is set to have an even more pronounced impact on DHS’s cybersecurity work.

Ware would replace Jeanette Manfra, who is…” Read the full article here.

Source: DHS chooses Bryan Ware, former AI entrepreneur, as assistant director for cybersecurity – By Sean Lyngaas, December 8, 2019. CyberScoop.


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