The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released its fourth annual Year in Review, showcasing a stellar performance in safeguarding the nation from cyber and physical threats throughout 2023. Directed by CISA Director Jen Easterly, the report encapsulates the agency’s broad spectrum of accomplishments, addressing cybersecurity, infrastructure security, and emergency communications. Noteworthy achievements include the launch of the Secure by Design campaign, focusing on promoting secure software development, and the publication of the first Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in November 2023. The report also highlights CISA’s successful initiatives, such as the Pre-Ransomware Notification Initiative, aimed at reducing the risk of ransomware, and the Secure Our World program, an enduring cybersecurity awareness initiative.
In 2023, CISA significantly engaged with various critical infrastructure sectors, completing over 6,700 stakeholder engagements to share threat information and provide cybersecurity services. The agency also strengthened emergency communications through the Priority Telecommunication Services (PTS) program, adding new subscribers and enhancing capabilities. Furthermore, CISA played a crucial role in providing resources to state and local governments, implementing cybersecurity grant programs, and supporting tribal cybersecurity efforts. The establishment of dedicated election security advisors (ESAs) in each region and the celebration of the second anniversary of the ChemLock voluntary program highlight CISA’s commitment to election security and chemical facility safety.
The report emphasizes CISA’s pivotal role in enhancing the nation’s resilience and defense against evolving cyber risks. As the digital interactive Year in Review unfolds, readers are invited to explore deeper insights into CISA’s programs and initiatives on CISA.gov.