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Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Shuffle at the Cyber Safety Review Board as four seats change hands

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The Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB), which is only two years old, announced a shakeup in membership this week, as four current members departed and were replaced by others. 

The Board was created in February 2022, following President Joe Biden’s direction to improve U.S. cybersecurity. It is run by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Its 15 members undertake fact-finding and issue recommendations related to cyber incidents.

The departing members include:

  • Katie Moussouris, founder and CEO of Luta Security
  • Chris Novak, co-founder and managing director of Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center
  • Tony Sager, senior vice president and Chief Evangelist for the Center for Internet Security
  • Wendi Whitmore, senior vice president of Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks

“I can’t thank Katie, Chris, Tony, and Wendi enough for the outstanding contributions they’ve made as CSRB members. I am truly grateful for their service on the Board,” CISA Director Jen Easterly said. “I am also very pleased to welcome Jamil, Dave, Katie, and Chris to the Board. I know their cybersecurity expertise and experience will be instrumental in the continuing evolution of the CSRB as a catalyst for positive change in the cybersecurity ecosystem.”

The members who will now enter the CSRB include:

  • Jamil Jaffer, venture partner Paladin Capital Group and founder and executive director of National Security Institute, George Mason University Scalia Law School
  • David Luber, director of the NSA Cybersecurity Directorate
  • Katie Nickels, senior director of intelligence operations of Red Canary
  • Chris Krebs, chief intelligence and public policy officer of Sentinel One

Luber will become the federal CSRB representative from the NSA, replacing fellow member Rob Joyce upon his retirement. Joyce will continue to serve on the Board as a private-sector member. At the same time, Easterly reappointed the CSRB’s chair and deputy chair—Robert Silvers and Heather Adkins, respectively—for a second term. 

“I send my sincere thanks to the departing members and welcome those who are beginning their service,” Silvers said. “The Cyber Safety Review Board will continue in its charge to conduct fact finding and develop lessons learned from the most serious cyber incidents.”

Other members returned for the new term as well.