Christopher Krebs serves as the first director of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Krebs was originally sworn in on June 15, 2018, as the Under Secretary for the predecessor of CISA, the National Protection and Programs Directorate. Krebs first joined DHS in March 2017.
As director, Krebs oversees CISA’s efforts to defend civilian networks, secure federal facilities, manage systemic risk to National critical functions, and work with stakeholders to raise the security baseline of the Nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure.
Prior to coming to DHS, he was a member of Microsoft’s U.S. government affairs team as the director for cybersecurity policy, where he led Microsoft’s U.S. policy work on cybersecurity and technology issues.