Steve Luczynski announced that he left the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to return to the private sector.
Luczynski led CISA’s COVID task force after being recruited and hired in August 2020 to design and implement the agency’s response to the pandemic.
“I am proud of the work we have done to strengthen cybersecurity and physical security for the many entities involved in vaccine research and development, manufacturing and distribution,” Luczynski said on his LinkedIn page.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead an incredibly talented team of experts from the private sector and the federal government. We have had a direct impact in preventing further loss of American life.
“At the same time, we pushed new ideas for a young agency, and as my assistant put it so well, ‘we exposed flaws in the established processes and ways of thinking’ that were to emerge. We have engaged other government agencies to leverage authorities and the CISA Expert Panel to lead cybersecurity efforts in the healthcare sector. There is an immense wealth of talent available to solve the complex cybersecurity and physical security issues facing all sectors of critical infrastructure that enable our national critical functions. I appreciate seeing their work firsthand and know their success will only grow.
“I cannot express my gratitude in the space available for the long list of teammates, mentors and advisors that I have been privileged to work with, especially for their patience with me throughout. “
Prior to joining CISA, Luczynski was Vice President and CISO at T-Rex Solutions, LLC. He has yet to announce where he is heading after his brief sabbatical. A retired US Air Force fighter pilot and colonel, he was also Deputy Director of Cyberplans and Operations at the Department of Defense between June 2014 and August 2017.
He is chairman of the board of directors overseeing the 501 (c) (3) non-profit association, Aerospace Village, since January 2021. Aerospace Village’s mission is to build, inspire and promote a next generation inclusive aerospace community. expertise and leaders in cybersecurity.
Luczynski obtained his Masters in National Security Strategy from the University of National Defense.