DHS Fills Key Cyber Security Posts
J. Nicholas Hoover writes on InformationWeek:
The Department of Homeland Security filled two key cybersecurity positions this month, a DHS spokesman confirmed, hiring former Defense Information Systems Agency CIO Bobbie Stempfley to head up the agency's National Cyber Security Division and giving interim U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team director Randy Vickers a permanent job.More here.
Stempfley takes over for Peter Fonash, who had been acting director of NCSD since Cornelius Tate left last year. Stempfley comes to DHS from DISA, where she worked for 10 years (over the last year as CIO), helping serve the Department of Defense with its networking and computing needs. While at DISA, Stempfley oversaw the continued evolution of the agency's rapid access computing environment private cloud computing platform.
Vickers, meanwhile, takes over for Mischel Kwon, who left US-CERT in August to head up professional services at RSA. Much of NCSD's proposed budget -- $315 million, to be exact -- will go to US-CERT, which helps to coordinate responses to cybersecurity threats by sharing information on vulnerabilities and exploits through an alert system.