Mark Breunig

Mark Breunig

Cybersecurity State Coordinator, CISA

Mark Breunig is the Cybersecurity State Coordinator in Alaska, representing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). CISA serves as the nation’s risk advisor and collaborates with industry and government partners to strengthen the resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure against cyber and physical risks. In this role, Mr. Breunig is a cybersecurity liaison between state and local government officials, critical infrastructure stakeholders, and the federal government and provides strategic planning, threat awareness, risk management advice, and incident response coordination.

Prior to joining CISA, Mr. Breunig served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Alaska for two and a half years. As the Chief Information Security Officer, Mr. Breunig was responsible for strategic planning and design of the State’s cyber defense posture and operational management of the State Security Office. The State Security Office provided cyber security services for all departments within the State Executive branch. Prior to his role as the Alaska Chief Information Security Officer, Mr. Breunig was the IT Compliance Officer for the Municipality of Anchorage. He was responsible for the security of over 12,000 endpoints throughout the municipality and also oversaw the Records Management Office.

Overall, Mr. Breunig has more than two decades of professional experience in cybersecurity and information assurance in the government and private sectors.