September 29, 2023

The pinnacle of the Homeland Safety Division’s efforts to protect U.S. elections towards home and international interference will step down subsequent month after practically two years within the function.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company (CISA) introduced on Friday that Kim Wyman, who challenged Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud when she served as Washington’s secretary of state, will depart the group on the finish of July “for a possibility within the personal sector.”

Cait Conley, a senior adviser to CISA Director Jen Easterly, will assume “further obligations,” together with supervising election safety and defending voters from disinformation campaigns. Conley may also act because the company’s chief liaison to state and native officers.

Easterly tweeted that Wyman, who joined the company in October 2021, will stay as an “casual advisor” to her.

Conley, an Military veteran, previously served as the manager director of the Defending Digital Democracy Venture at Harvard College’s Belfer Heart.

There she “led the event and implementation of methods, instruments and suggestions for election directors, election infrastructure suppliers, marketing campaign organizations and leaders concerned in democratic processes to raised defend towards cybersecurity threats,” in keeping with CISA.

She additionally was a staffer on President Joe Biden’s Nationwide Safety Council.

“Cait will probably be an ideal associate to election officers as they put together for 2024,” Wyman tweeted.

“An enormous announcement is coming in just a few weeks, as quickly because the contract is finalized! Keep tuned.”

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Martin Matishak

Martin Matishak is a senior cybersecurity reporter for The Document. He spent the final 5 years at Politico, the place he coated Congress, the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence group and was a driving power behind the publication’s cybersecurity publication.