Senate Homeland Security Committee Policy Director Joins Internet Security Alliance

February 4, 2019

Larry Clinton
President and CEO, Internet Security Alliance
(202) 236-0001

Dan Lips, who has been the homeland security policy director for the majority staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for the past three years, is leaving the Committee to become the Assistant Vice President of the Internet Security Alliance (ISA).

Lips has been a senior staffer in the Senate for 7 years and will begin working for ISA on February 4.  Prior to his tenure in the Senate, Lips was an intelligence analyst with the Cyber Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a senior policy analyst with national and state think tanks.

“Dan brings a tremendous wealth of both substantive knowledge and political experience to the ISA,” said ISA President Larry Clinton.  Not only does he possess a deep understanding of Capitol Hill, but his pre-Hill work has provided him with a degree of expertise that ranges through the executive branch and the private sector.”

“I am especially impressed that Dan is able to take complicated substantive and political issues and work in a bipartisan manner to identify solutions.    For example, Dan worked on significant bipartisan cybersecurity legislation that was signed into law by President Obama to modernize federal information security management and to authorize the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center at DHS.  He has also worked on bipartisan oversight reports that have been cited by national outlets.   That is the sort of substantive and non-partisan analysis we need in addressing the ever- growing cyber threat and exactly what we are looking for from the ISA,” said Clinton.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Internet Security Alliance.  I admire ISA’s approach to enhancing global cybersecurity.   Working on Capitol Hill has offered me the opportunity to study the complex challenges we face in cybersecurity, and the role of the public and private sector in meeting them.  ISA’s 2016 Cybersecurity Social Contract outlined a realistic strategy and roadmap for the way forward.   I thank Larry Clinton and the Board of Directors for giving me the opportunity to contribute to ISA’s important mission.”

Clinton said Lips would be integrated into the full range of ISA activities and not be limited to DC-centric interactions with the government. “Of course, Dan is going to be an invaluable asset inside the beltway, but we intend to have Dan fully involved in our expanding work with the National Association of Corporate Directors and their affiliates in Europe and Latin America as well as our educational programs for both government and industry and our expanding research program on the economics of cyber security.  Dan is going to be a busy guy and we are delighted to have him on our team,’ said Clinton.

About ISA: The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) is a trade association with members from virtually every critical industry sector. ISA’s mission is to integrate advanced technology with economics and public policy to create a sustainable system of cybersecurity. ISA pursues three goals: thought leadership, policy advocacy and promoting sound security practices. ISA’s “Cybersecurity Social Contract” has been embraced as the model for government policy by both Republicans and Democrats. ISA also developed the Cyber Risk Handbook for the National Association of Corporate Directors. For more information about ISA, please visit or 703-907-7090.