Jeanette Manfra, the assistant director for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is leaving her post at the end of the year for the private sector, according to a CISA official.
Manfra’s agency played a key part in the Office of Management and Budget’s Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) policy released in September, which enhanced the federal government’s flexibility in using cloud services and modern security capabilities.
Manfra confirmed the news on her Twitter account:
After 12 years at DHS, I’ll be leaving @CISAgov at the end of this year. This is not an easy decision, as it’s been one of my greatest honors to work alongside such a remarkable team on this incredibly important mission.
Previously, Manfra was assistant secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications for DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate before the agency became known as CISA on Nov. 16, 2018, according to her bio, the same date Manfra assumed her current role.
Manfra had also worked as acting deputy under secretary for cybersecurity and director for strategy, policy, and plans for NPPD.
CyberScoop first reported news of Manfra’s upcoming career change.