DHS Appoints Former McAfee Exec As Cybersecurity Chief

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced it had appointed McAfee Inc. executive Phyllis Schneck as its new cybersecurity chief, citing her extensive information security industry experience and previous work in several government-industry partnership programs.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced in a blog post that Schneck would serve as the agency’s new deputy under secretary for cybersecurity, the DHS official responsible for setting the department’s cybersecurity policy, having worked since 2009 as vice president and chief technology officer for the global public sector...
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