2016 Rising Star Awards

Eric L. Goldstein

Senior Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security

Meet the rest of the Rising Stars

2016 Rising Stars
Click here for profiles of all the 2016 winners.

Eric Goldstein leads strategic cybersecurity initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security and coordinates cybersecurity programs that cut across DHS and the federal government. Those responsibilities landed him a key role in internally coordinating DHS’ response to the massive Office of Personnel Management breach and communicating with Congress throughout the crisis.

In addition, he led DHS’ participation in designing and implementing President Barack Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, including developing a strategy to dramatically increase the number of incident response teams at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.

Goldstein’s work on the Cybersecurity National Action Plan has allowed DHS to enhance cybersecurity awareness and protections; protect privacy; maintain public safety, economic and national security; and empower Americans to take better control of their digital security.

He has also worked closely with critical infrastructure providers, identifying cybersecurity services available to the private sector and tailored information products and intelligence that they can use to protect and defend their own networks.

His managers say he goes out of his way to develop strategic messaging and reach out to stakeholders in his efforts to advance DHS’ cybersecurity mission. And they credit him for having a tremendous impact on the department’s cybersecurity mission by helping to align operational, outreach and technology development efforts into a coherent whole. 

About the Author

Aisha Chowdhry is a former staff writer for FCW.


Featured

  • People
    Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Federal CIO Kent to exit in July

    During her tenure, Suzette Kent pushed on policies including Trusted Internet Connection, identity management and the creation of the Chief Data Officers Council

  • Defense
    Essye Miller, Director at Defense Information Management, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

    Essye Miller: The exit interview

    Essye Miller, DOD's outgoing principal deputy CIO, talks about COVID, the state of the tech workforce and the hard conversations DOD has to have to prepare personnel for the future.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.