Federal CISO DeRusha is stepping down

May 15, 2024
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  • Chris DeRusha, the federal chief information security officer, is leaving after more than three years in the role.
  • Mike Duffy, the associate director for capacity building in the cyber division at CISA, will take over on an acting basis.

A key figure in strengthening the nation’s cybersecurity, DeRusha is leaving his role as federal CISO. Mike Duffy will step in on an acting basis. DeRusha played a vital role in advancing key cyber priorities of the Biden administration, including the implementation of zero trust strategies. Duffy, praised for his efficiency and expertise, is expected to hit the ground running in his new role. Stay tuned for updates as more details emerge.

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