Christopher Krebs, DHS Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security

Christopher Krebs

DHS Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security

Christopher C. Krebs earned an undergraduate degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia and received a Juris Doctor from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

He worked as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Infrastructure Protection, and later worked in the private sector as Director of Cybersecurity Policy for Microsoft.

He returned to government service as Senior Counselor to the Secretary of Homeland Security and a few months later was appointed Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection. In June 2018, having been nominated for the position by President Donald Trump, Krebs was confirmed as the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for National Protection and Programs. Several months later, the National Protection and Programs Directorate was replaced by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

In the News…

The Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Agency said that more details will soon be released around the foreign election interference efforts and calls from congressional members to release more information to the public.

Christopher Krebs, the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, described a statement put out by a top official at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) last month, which warned that Russia, China, and Iran were interfering in the 2020 elections.

“That was the beginning of a conversation with the American people about these threats, about the risks we face, more is absolutely coming, more details and more granular information,” Krebs said.

While he would not discuss classified information around potential foreign election interference, he said that foreign adversaries were still “in the game” though not at the same level as interference from Russia in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election.

“On the election infrastructure targeting, there is just not near anything of what we were seeing in 2016,” Krebs said. “Shifting over to the disinformation space and the potential for hack and leak, Russia has never taken its foot off the gas, China’s in the game, Iran’s in the game, so I just really encourage everyone to pay attention to your sources of information, think before you click, think before you share.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Director Krebs today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Christopher C. Krebs
Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Department of Homeland Security
1820 2nd Street SW
Washington, DC  20528


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