Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pennsylvania Fires CISO Over RSA Talk

Jaikumar Vijayan writes on ComputerWorld:

Pennsylvania's chief information security officer, Robert Maley, has been fired, apparently for talking publicly at the RSA security conference last week about a recent incident involving the Commonwealth's online driving exam scheduling system.

A source close to the matter said Maley was terminated for not getting the required approvals from the Commonwealth's authorities to talk publicly about the incident.

Commonwealth rules explicitly require all employees to get approval from the appropriate authorities before they publicly disclose official matters, the source said.

A spokesman for the state's governor, Edward Rendell, today confirmed that Maley is no longer working for the Commonwealth. But he refused to say if Maley had been terminated, citing privacy rules.

More here.


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