Brian Harrell

Assistant Director, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Brian Harrell was appointed by the President of the United States in December 2018 to serve as the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection. Brian now serves as the first Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security within the newly renamed U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Recently recognized as Security Magazine's Most Influential People in Security, Brian is the former Managing Director of Enterprise Security at the Duke Energy Corporation. He is also the former Director of the Electricity ISAC and Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he was charged with helping protect North America's electric grid from physical and cyber-attack. Brian has spent time during his career in the US Marine Corps and various private sector agencies with the goal of protecting the United States from security threats.

Digital Day 1

Friday, October 30th, 2020

12:00 Advancing Critical Infrastructure Security, Protection & Resilience: CISA Lines of Effort

The Department of Homeland Security has bolstered their recent efforts to step up their digital defense as cybersecurity threats grow in scope, severity, and complexity. This budget continues a steadfast approach and investment across the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency, including efforts to drive Federal network protection, proactive cyber protection, and most critically, infrastructure security.


  • Understanding cybersecurity framework and plans for managing cybersecurity risks to systems, assets, data and capabilities
  • CISA’s evolving role: near-term priorities for streamlined infrastructure defense
  • Public & private partnership efforts

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Brian.

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