Bank of America Hires Former DHS Security Executive
Penny Crosman writes on Bank Systems & Technologies:
Bank of America has created a new position for data security — called "partnership executive for cybersecurity and identity management" — and hired Gregory Garcia, former assistant secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to fill it.More here.
According to his Wikipedia page, Garcia oversaw the National Cyber Security Division, the Office of Emergency Communications, and the National Communications System in Homeland Security from 2006 to 2008. He managed a $500 million annual budget and several hundred government employees and contractors by the time of his departure from the public sector.
In his new role at Bank of America, Garcia will lead the bank's relationships with public and private partners in cybersecurity and identity management and will contribute to the bank's strategies in those areas.