Executive Assistant Director, Infrastructure Security Division
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
As executive assistant director for infrastructure security at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Dr. David Mussington helps lead CISA’s efforts to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure in coordination with government and the private sector. His key areas of focus include vulnerability and risk assessments, securing soft targets and crowded places, training and exercises and securing high-risk chemical facilities.
Prior to joining CISA, Mussington was a professor of the practice and director for the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. His research and teaching activities focused on cyber physical system risk management, election cybersecurity and critical infrastructure security risk management. He has published articles in academic and professional journals and most recently conducted projects on election cybersecurity, social media information security issues, and the security of Internet and Communications Technology supply chains.
Mussington has private- and public-sector experience, including counterterrorism and cybersecurity leadership roles at RAND Corporation, Amtrak, the Institute for Defense Analyses and the U.S. Department of Defense. He holds a doctorate in political science from Carleton University, as well as B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics and political science from the University of Toronto, and undertook postdoctoral work at Harvard’s Belfer Center, where he was a MacArthur Scholar, and the U.K.’s International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Keynote Presentation: Dr. David Mussington, Executive Assistant Director, Infrastructure Security Division, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Dr. David Mussington, leveraging his role as executive assistant director of the Infrastructure Security Division at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will discuss security challenges and how we can address them as a nation.