Brandon Pugh, director cybersecurity and emerging threats at R Street Institute, commended the CISA strategy for its focus on addressing new technologies like AI, saying it can have a beneficial impact on cyber defense, but pose a serious risk in the wrong hands.

Pugh also cited CISA’s emphasis on maximizing the limited amount of resources that many stakeholders can bring to the table.

“This is critical, because both CISA and nearly all entities, especially state and local governments and small businesses have limited security budgets and still face evolving cyber threats,” Pugh said via email.