From Cybersecurity Dive:

…Inglis became a leading advisor to President Joe Biden on how to secure U.S. digital infrastructure against a rising threat of malicious attacks, serving as the first U.S. NCD, a role he was confirmed to in June 2021.

“When Chris accepted the national cyber director role, it would have seemed too daunting to most since the office had no staff and limited clarity on what to do,” said Brandon Pugh, director of cybersecurity and emerging threats at the R Street Institute, via email. “However, he worked hard to help define the office in the cyber ecosystem domestically and abroad. There is still work to do, but his foundational work was important…”

Inglis is retiring at a key juncture, as the national cyber strategy is expected to be unveiled within weeks. The National Cyber Strategy will outline the priorities on how to boost the nation’s cyber resilience. 

“The key item that would be ideal to finish before his departure is the national cyber strategy,” Pugh said. “Some details have emerged, but many questions remain like the extent to which it will rely on heavy regulation and enforcement.”