Head DHS cybersecurity official to step down

Share this article:
Philip Reitinger, director of the National Cybersecurity Center at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security since June 2009, plans to resign next month, according to a report in the National Journal. Reitinger held the top cybersecurity role at DHS and was charged with working with interagency partners and coordinating situational awareness and reporting for federal cybersecurity organizations and personnel. According to an email he wrote employees on Wednesday, Reitinger believes now is a "logical point" for him to leave and allow his team to further its initiatives. Among those may soon be President Obama's cybersecurity legislative proposals, released last week, which clarify how DHS will work with the private sector on security matters.
Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

More in News

Research shows vulnerabilities go unfixed longer in ASP

Research shows vulnerabilities go unfixed longer in ASP

A new report finds little difference in the number of vulnerabilities among programming languages, but remediation times vary widely.

Bill would restrict Calif. retailers from storing certain payment data

The bill would ban businesses from storing sensitive payment data, for any long than required, even if it is encrypted.

Amplification, reflection DDoS attacks increase 35 percent in Q1 2014

Amplification, reflection DDoS attacks increase 35 percent in ...

The Q1 2014 Global DDoS Attack Report reveals that amplification and reflection distributed denial-of-service attacks are on the rise.