Breach, Data Security

Report: Office of Personnel Management names Cord Chase as first CISO


The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in April discreetly hired a cybersecurity adviser from within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to be its new CISO, according to a report from FedScoop. The revelation came to light as the agency continues to recover from a devastating data breach that compromised more than 21 million individuals in 2015.

The new CISO, Cord Chase, will lead OPM's cybersecurity program alongside director of security operations Jeff Wagner and senior cybersecurity adviser Clifton Triplett, as he focuses on patching vulnerabilities, instituting ID verification, and improving malware and intrusion detection, among other tasks, the article continues.

Previously in his career, Chase served as CTO and director of security operations in the Agriculture Department, FedScoop further reported.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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