President-elect Joe Biden nominated Alejandro Mayorkas as his secretary of Homeland Security, a move that drew quick praise from information security experts. Mayorkas, a former U.S. attorney and former deputy secretary of Homeland Security, is a known commodity in cybersecurity quarters. (World Travel & Tourism Council)

President-elect Joe Biden Monday nominated Alejandro Mayorkas as his secretary of Homeland Security, a move that drew quick praise from information security experts who think the nominee’s prior experience may portend a focus on digital protection and resilience.

Mayorkas, a former U.S. attorney and former deputy secretary of Homeland Security, is a known commodity in cybersecurity quarters, having worked on several key components of cyber policy, including threat information sharing, during his run in the Obama administration.

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