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Former DNC CISO Bob Lord Joins CISA Cybersecurity Division

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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Ryan Naraine is Editor-at-Large at SecurityWeek and host of the popular Security Conversations podcast series. Ryan is a veteran cybersecurity strategist who has built security engagement programs at major global brands, including Intel Corp., Bishop Fox and Kaspersky GReAT. He is a co-founder of Threatpost and the global SAS conference series. Ryan's past career as a security journalist included bylines at major technology publications including Ziff Davis eWEEK, CBS Interactive's ZDNet, PCMag and PC World. Ryan is a director of the Security Tinkerers non-profit, an advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs, and a regular speaker at security conferences around the world. Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanaraine.