World Bank Removes Chief Information Officer Following Cyber Attacks
Via FOX News.
The World Bank has effectively dumped a vice president who served as its chief information officer while it scrambles to deal with a series of embarrassing hacker attacks, which were first reported on Foxnews.com.
Robert Van Pulley, a computer security director, will take responsibility for the institution’s embattled information system “effective immediately and until more permanent arrangements are in place,” according to an e-mail sent to staffers Tuesday evening by Juan Jose Daboub, one of three managing directors at the World Bank.
Van Pulley will report to a new executive council on computer security that includes Daboub and two other top World Bank officials. He replaces World Bank Vice President Guy-Pierre De Poerck, who was not mentioned in Daboub's e-mail and whose fate remains unclear.
World Bank officials would say Wednesday only that De Poerck's employment had not changed; they declined to offer any further information.