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Jane Holl Lute

Jane Holl Lute

Consulting Scholar

Not in residence


Jane Holl Lute serves as chief executive officer of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), an operating not-for-profit organization with the mission to lead the global community to a secure cyber future.  CIS serves as home of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) to provide cybersecurity services for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments (SLLT).  CIS also administers the Critical Security Controls – the set of measures internationally recognized as the foundation for best practice in cyber security hygiene.  Prior to joining CIS, Ms. Lute served as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where she served as the department’s second highest official and chief operating officer.  Prior to her appointment as the Deputy Secretary Homeland Security, Lute served in the United Nations in peacekeeping and peacebuilding.  She began her career in the United States Army and served at the White House for Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton.  She has a PhD in Political Science from Stanford University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.  Ms. Lute is married to Douglas E. Lute, who currently serves as United States Ambassador to NATO.