CyberEdBoard Talks: "Shared Mission" – CISA on Private/Public Sector Roles in Protecting Critical Infrastructure
The Biden Administration has put a premium on national cyber defense, appointing an all-star team to coordinate the effort and to staff the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). As part of its mission, CISA is helping to oversee execution of President Biden's recent cybersecurity executive order. In his role as Executive Assistant Director at CISA, Eric Goldstein is charged with helping to bolster defenses for federal agencies as well as public/private critical infrastructure.
In this exclusive session with Goldstein, ask your own direct questions about a host of topics, including:
- 'Shared Mission' – The specific roles that public and private sector entities must play to collaborate effectively.
- Workforce Enhancement – CISA's role in growing and upskilling the cyber workforce
- Zero Trust and the Executive Order – CISA's new Zero Trust Maturity Model and progress executing the Biden order
About Eric Goldstein:
Eric Goldstein serves as the Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as of February 19, 2021. In this role, Goldstein leads CISA’s mission to protect and strengthen federal civilian agencies and the nation’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats.
Previously, Goldstein was the Head of Cybersecurity Policy, Strategy, and Regulation at Goldman Sachs, where he led a global team to improve and mature the firm’s cybersecurity risk management program. He served at CISA’s precursor agency, the National Protection and Programs Directorate,from 2013 to 2017 in various roles including Policy Advisor for Federal Network Resilience, Branch Chief for Cybersecurity Partnerships and Engagement, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, and Senior Counselor to the Under Secretary.
At other points in his career, Goldstein practiced cybersecurity law at an international law firm, led cybersecurity research and analysis projects at a federally-funded research and development center, and served as a Fellow in Advanced Cyber Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, among other roles.
He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Georgetown University School of Public Policy, and Georgetown University Law Center.