Eric Goldstein is an attorney in the data security and privacy practice at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Eric previously served as Branch Chief for Partnerships and Engagement in the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, where he led the Department’s efforts to advance cybersecurity risk management with private sector, state, local, tribal, and territorial government partners. He is currently a Fellow in Advanced Cyber Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington, DC-based think tank.
Earlier, Eric served as Senior Counselor to the Under Secretary for the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate. In this role, he led strategic cybersecurity initiatives to protect the Nation’s critical infrastructure and coordinated the development of innovative cybersecurity programs across the federal government. He also played a key role in coordinating DHS’s response to the OPM breach and in crisis communications with Congress. He served as DHS’s staff representative to President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, where he authored papers on Federal cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection to inform the Commission’s final report. Prior to this position, Eric served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications and managed governance activities for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, a government-wide initiative to identify and prioritize cybersecurity risks on federal networks.
Preceding his time at DHS, Eric served at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI), where he authored reports on cyber-physical convergence and on evaluating the efficacy of cybersecurity information sharing, among others. He previously held critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, and emergency management positions in the District of Columbia and the State of Illinois.