Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director for cyberspace for the National Security and Homeland Security council, announced Monday that she is stepping down, citing personal reasons, according to a report in TheWall Street Journal. Hathaway was tasked with leading a 60-day cyberspace policy review, the results of which were presented by President Obama in May. He announced that he would soon appoint a permanent cybersecurity coordinator. Hathaway said she took her name out of the running for the permanent post two weeks ago and would resign effective Aug. 24. — DK
Several recommendations have been given by the Department of Homeland Security to simplify federal cyber incident reporting rules in an effort to ensure no additional burdens to cyberattack-hit organizations, reports The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.
U.S. global consumer and professional products manufacturer Clorox has disclosed the possibility of product shortages and delays due to widespread operational disruption linked to a cyberattack last month, ABC News reports.