The President has appointed Bryan Ware to serve as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Assistant Director for Cybersecurity. Ware brings over 25 years of experience in advanced technology and product development to the job. Since early 2019, he served as the assistant secretary for cyber, infrastructure, and resilience policy at CISA. Beginning in October 2018, he had been serving as a senior advisor to then DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Prior to his time with DHS, he was the CEO of Haystax, a risk consulting company. In this and his other private sector ventures he developed risk management, critical infrastructure protection, and resilience methodologies and programs that were adopted by DHS. Ware replaces Jeanette Manfra, whose departure from the assistant director role was announced in November. In an interview conducted following the announcement, Manfra noted the timing of her departure would allow for her successor to be identified and to transition into the role prior to the 2020 presidential election, which will entail a major nationwide cybersecurity effort. Read more at MeriTalk.