Daniel Bardenstein to Focus on Cybersecurity, Tech Strategy, Policy at CISA
Daniel Bardenstein, a veteran in the realm of cyber defense, has transferred from the Defense Digital Service to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
In his new post, he will support the office of the technical director and will focus mainly on cybersecurity and technology strategy and policy. Bardenstein said through Twitter that he will turn his attention to protecting the government’s systems and critical infrastructure because the need had become apparent over the years.
Bardenstein worked in cybersecurity product management at the Defense Digital Service. Previously, he was the cybersecurity co-leader for Operation Warp Speed. He is also an advocate for the use of attack surface management tools, having urged the Biden administration to incentivize and measure agencies’ use of ASM, FedScoop reported Tuesday.
The cybersecurity veteran held product management roles at private companies Exabeam and Palantir. He is also a fellow at the Aspen Institute’s Tech Policy Hub.
The Biden administration has put an emphasis on cybersecurity following a series of hacks aimed at the government and critical infrastructure that started in late 2020. The attacks include the SolarWinds Orion and Colonial Pipeline hacks. In May, President Joe Biden issued an executive order improve cybersecurity measures.
The EO calls for improved cyber defense policies, threat information sharing, modernized federal government cybersecurity, enhanced software supply chain security, a cyber safety review board, a standardized cyberattack playbook and general improvements to the government’s cyber threat response.
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