Following the termination of Chris Krebs and the resignations of Matthew Travis and Matt Masterson, the Office of the Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) remains influenced by three individuals — Charles Faulkner, Josh Corman, and Beau Woods. Senior Advisors Charles Faulkner and Josh Corman joined CISA in July. Beau Woods, the most recent recruit, started in November.
Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Faulkner served in the House of Representatives as a legislative assistant for Rep. Jim McCrery, in the Department of State under President George W. Bush, and in the private sector at Science Applications International Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. Faulkner first joined the DHS in September 2019 as a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief of Staff for the Office of Legislative Affairs. He received a B.A. from the Virginia Military Institute, an M.A. from the U.S. Naval War College, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Josh Corman was enlisted by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help with CISA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining CISA, Corman served in the private sector, spending most of his time at International Business Machines Corporation. Most recently, Corman served as the chief security officer and senior vice president for PTC Inc. He was also a member of the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force at the Department of Health and Human Services from 2016-2017. He holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
Beau Woods also joins CISA through the CARES Act. He also serves as a Cyber Safety Innovation Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Prior to his introduction to the public sector, Woods has worked in the cybersecurity realm at DeKalb Medical Center, SecureWorks, and Dell. Woods graduated with a B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is connected to Josh Corman through the security-focused, volunteer organization I Am the Cavalry. At CISA, Corman and Woods continue to defend the healthcare field from cyber threats.