Feds Tap Cyber-Security Chief

    Date15 Sep 2003
    CategoryGovernment
    3618
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The Department of Homeland Security has tapped Amit Yoran, formerly vice president for Managed Security Services at Symantec Corp., to lead the agency's cyber-security division. Yoran, whose appointment will be formally announced tomorrow, will be charged with implementing the Administration's . . . The Department of Homeland Security has tapped Amit Yoran, formerly vice president for Managed Security Services at Symantec Corp., to lead the agency's cyber-security division. Yoran, whose appointment will be formally announced tomorrow, will be charged with implementing the Administration's cyber-security strategy.

    In another move to fortify the country's online infrastructure, the department is creating a new national computer emergency response team, to be called the U.S. CERT. The new organization will work closely with the CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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