Eric Goldstein.
Eric Goldstein. Image: Billington Cyber Security

CISA official Eric Goldstein will leave agency in June

One of the federal government’s top cybersecurity officials, Eric Goldstein, will depart next month. 

Goldstein, the executive assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), will be leaving in June for an undisclosed job in the private sector. 

The agency is not announcing his replacement or when his last day will be. Goldstein has served in the position since 2021 after running the cybersecurity program at Goldman Sachs for several years. He worked at CISA’s predecessor, the National Protection and Programs Directorate, from 2013 to 2017. 

Goldstein has been one of the most prominent public-facing leaders of CISA as the agency’s national profile and importance have grown over the last five years. 

In a statement, CISA director Jen Easterly lauded Goldstein’s work at the agency and said he was an integral part of moving the agency forward.

“He has helped catalyze a shift across the agency to data-driven risk reduction and built an inclusive team that has enabled CISA and our partners to confront the serious cyber threats facing our country,” she said. 

“Under Eric’s superb leadership, we pioneered new models of operational collaboration, reshaped our ability to detect and address cyber risks, and shifted the balance toward building technology that is secure by design.”

His departure was first reported by CNN and CyberScoop

Goldstein led dozens of initiatives for the agency and was often front and center when CISA announced emergency directives or government responses to significant cybersecurity incidents. 

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Jonathan Greig

Jonathan Greig

is a Breaking News Reporter at Recorded Future News. Jonathan has worked across the globe as a journalist since 2014. Before moving back to New York City, he worked for news outlets in South Africa, Jordan and Cambodia. He previously covered cybersecurity at ZDNet and TechRepublic.