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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Cyber Assessments team supports Federal, State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Governments and Critical Infrastructure partners by providing proactive testing and assessment services.
CISA’s Cyber Hygiene Web Application Scanning (WAS) is “internet scanning-as-a-service.” This service assesses the “health” of your publicly accessible web applications by checking for known vulnerabilities and weak configurations. Additionally, CISA can recommend ways to enhance security in accordance with industry and government best practices and standards.
This CISA team is a group of highly trained information security experts. Our mission is to measurably reduce cybersecurity risks to our Nation.
CISA leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation’s physical and cyber infrastructure.
CISA Cyber Assessment services provide:
A proactive, risk-based approach to analyzing stakeholder systems
Expertise in identification of vulnerabilities, risk evaluation and prioritized mitigation guidance
Comprehensive services that empower stakeholders to increase speed and effectiveness of their cyber response capabilities
CISA’s security services are available at no cost. Stakeholders include Federal, State, Local, Tribal and Territorial governments, as well as Critical Infrastructure private sector companies. CISA does not share attributable information without written and agreed consent from the stakeholder. CISA uses anonymized data to develop non-attributed reports for trending and analysis purposes.
Deputy Director, Domestic Cyber Policy
United States Department of the Treasury
Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection (OCCIP)
Mr. Wander leads the Domestic Cyber Policy team that provides technical and industry subject- matter expertise to Treasury leaders regarding critical infrastructure protection, cyber resiliency, operational risk, and national security policy issues. His team coordinates with government and private sector stakeholders to assess policy initiatives from Treasury, National Security Council staff, regulators, and working groups led by interagency and private sector partners. Based on objectives, risks, and stakeholder engagement, his team recommends effective policy options to Treasury decision makers.
He contributed Treasury positions and equities to major executive branch policy initiatives, including the Strengthening National Resilience Through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services (Executive Order 13905), National Space Policy of the United States, and Executive Order on Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities (Executive Order 13984), and National Security Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems (NSM-5).
Before his role at Treasury, Mr. Wander served as a Senior Watch Officer in the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), where he led the watch floor responsible for crisis management, information sharing, and incident analysis. Starting in 2012, Mr. Wander developed and co-led the innovative interagency information sharing process that disseminated cyber indicators with over 100 countries to counter the Iranian distributed denial of services attacks against the financial services sector.
As a cyber warfare officer in the Army Reserve, he teaches “Cyberspace and Special Operations Forces” at Joint Special Operations University, located at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Additionally, he mobilized to Fort Belvoir, Virginia as a planner and battle captain at a cyber and information operations unit. He deployed as an embedded logistics advisor to the Iraqi Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Wander holds a Master of Science in Government Information Leadership from the National Defense University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The George Washington University.