Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs

Aspen Cybersecurity Group Member, Senior Newmark Fellow in Cybersecurity, The Aspen Institute

Christopher Krebs served as founding director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Chris was originally  sworn in on June 15, 2018 as the Under Secretary for the predecessor of CISA, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). Before serving as CISA Director, Mr. Krebs was appointed in August 2017 as the Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, after join DHS in March 2017 to serve as Senior Counselor to the Secretary, where he advised DHS leadership on a range of cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, and national resilience issues. 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. Before Microsoft, Chris advised industry and federal, state, and local government customers on a range of cybersecurity and risk management issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.