Anyone responsible for an Internet connection is security conscious these days, so it’s worth noticing that the director in charge of protecting all things cyber for U.S. Government suddenly yet quietly left his job.
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) director Randy Vickers resigned his position Friday, effective immediately, as first reported by InformationWeek. Vickers was promoted to that position in April, 2009, having previously served as deputy director. Current US-CERT deputy director Lee Rock will serve as interim director until the Department of Homeland Security, the department’s parent, names a successor.
During the past few months, several of the high-profile – albeit loosely knit – hacker groups like Anonymous, LulzSec and AntiSec have made a point of targeting federal sites and networks. The Navy, the Senate, the FBI and the CIA are among those that have been hit, as are contractors that handle sensitive government information.
InformationWeek post: http://tinyurl.com/3umkbq9
The Register (U.K.) post :http://tinyurl.com/3z6hro6