The U.S. government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added former DNC security chief Bob Lord to its roster of technical advisors.
Lord, a veteran information security leader with prior stints at the Democratic National Committee and Yahoo, has joined CISA as a Senior Technical Advisor within the Agency’s Cybersecurity Division, the agency announced on Monday.
“Bob and I share both a passion for helping Americans stay safe online and a dedication to raising the cybersecurity baseline across the nation. I’m super excited for the creativity he’ll bring to the team,” said CISA director Jen Easterly.
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Lord said his work at CISO will focus on making basic cyber practices accessible to all Americans.
Lord, who has focused his public advocacy on the value of MFA (multi-factor authentication) and the reduction of memory corruption vulnerabilities, previously worked as the DNC’s first ever Chief Security Officer following the disclosure of major breaches linked to the Russian government.
Before the DNC, he was Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo and CISO-in-Residence at Rapid 7.
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