Daniel Kroese is a cyber policy veteran who is Palo Alto Networks’ Senior Director of U.S. Government Affairs. In this role he leads efforts interfacing with Capitol Hill and brings a wealth of Legislative and Executive Branch cybersecurity experience to the company.
Daniel most recently served as the Staff Director to Ranking Member Katko on the House Homeland Security Committee. In this role, he formulated and advanced an aggressive bipartisan cybersecurity agenda for the committee.
He previously served as a top lieutenant to Director Krebs at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) where he was active in legislative affairs and policy activity as well as responsible for standing up several of CISA’s risk management collaboration efforts with the private sector. Prior to joining CISA, Daniel was the Chief of Staff to then Congressman John Ratcliffe who chaired the House Homeland Cybersecurity Subcommittee.
At Palo Alto Networks, he leverages this experience to lead the Cybersecurity Strategy & Global Policy team’s effort to drive legislative advocacy that promotes greater resilience throughout the entire cybersecurity ecosystem.
Daniel is an avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast and lives with his wife and son in Virginia. As a Seattle, WA native, defending his hometown’s weather and sports has remained a full-time hobby.