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NSA Appoints Dave Luber as Cybersecurity Director 

US National Security Agency appoints Dave Luber as its new cybersecurity director following the retirement of Rob Joyce.

The National Security Agency (NSA) has appointed Dave Luber as its new cybersecurity director, after Rob Joyce retired from the agency on March 31. 

Luber was announced as the next cybersecurity director of the NSA when Joyce’s retirement was revealed in February.  

Joyce, a highly respected member of the cybersecurity community, was appointed the NSA’s cybersecurity director in early 2021 and retired after 35 years of service. 

Luber also has more than three decades of experience, previously serving as the NSA’s deputy director of cybersecurity, executive director of the US Cyber Command, director of NSA Colorado, program director within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, and chief of the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) hacking unit. 

In his new role at the NSA, Luber will be in charge of the agency’s cybersecurity directorate, whose mission is to prevent and eradicate cyber threats to the Department of Defense, National Security Systems, and the Defense Industrial Base.

“I am honored to take the helm as the Director of Cybersecurity at NSA,” Luber said. “I look forward to building on the outstanding accomplishments of our team, and continuing to work with partners across the community.”

In recent years the NSA has been increasingly active in protecting US systems against cyber threats, often releasing guidance and other resources that can aid even private sector companies.

Related: General Timothy Haugh Takes Lead of NSA and Cyber Command

Related: NSA’s Rob Joyce Explains ‘Sand and Friction’ Security Strategy

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a managing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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