The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has announced Kiersten Todt as its new chief of staff.
Todt will spearhead the planning, allocation of resources and development of long-range objectives in support of agency goals, as well as provide strategic vision and direction for CISA’s workforce. She will work closely with CISA Director Jen Easterly.
“I am honored to serve and to join Jen and the tremendous team at CISA to help protect our nation’s critical infrastructure,” Todt said. “I look forward to shaping CISA’s long-term planning and working with industry, federal agencies, and state, local, tribal, and territorial government partners to chart the path forward for a more secure and resilient nation.”
Prior to her role at CISA, Todt served as the managing director of the nonprofit Cyber Readiness Institute. She was also CEO of Liberty Group Ventures, LLC and a member of the team supporting the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the development of the Voluntary Cybersecurity Framework called for in President Barack Obama’s 2013 executive order on cybersecurity.
“I am thrilled to welcome Kiersten as our new chief of staff and my close partner in continuing the transformation of CISA as the nation’s cyber and infrastructure defense agency,” Easterly said. “Her experiences in the private sector and in government make her extraordinarily well-qualified for this critical role.”