NSA cyber chief’s retirement is on the horizon

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Retirement of NSA Cyber Chief Imminent


Key Points:

  • NSA Cybersecurity Director Rob Joyce is retiring after a 34-year career.
  • David Luber will replace Joyce as the new head of the Cybersecurity Directorate.

In an announcement by the U.S. National Security Agency, Cybersecurity Director Rob Joyce is set to retire at the end of next month after a 34-year career with the agency. David Luber, the current deputy of the Cybersecurity Directorate, will be stepping into Joyce’s role. Joyce’s retirement comes at a critical time with mounting state-sponsored cybersecurity threats against U.S. critical infrastructure and the upcoming elections on the horizon. The effort to seek Congressional reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act adds to the challenges faced by the NSA.

NSA and Cyber Command Head Gen. Timothy Haugh has praised Joyce’s leadership, stating that his vision and development of the Cybersecurity Directorate team have strengthened NSA’s cybersecurity mission. The retirement of Joyce marks a significant transition for the agency as it continues to address evolving cybersecurity threats and work towards safeguarding national security.

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