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US-CERT director resigns

U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team Director (US-CERT) Randy Vickers has resigned, Federal News Radio reported after obtaining an internal Homeland Security Department email.

The email said that Vickers’ resignation is effectively immediately and that US-CERT Deputy Director Lee Rock will serve as acting director. No reason was provided as to why Vickers is resigning, according to the report.

US-CERT is the operational arm of the National Cyber Security Division at DHS and works to improve the nation’s cybersecurity position by coordinating cyber information sharing and managing cyber risks. 

Posted by Alyah Khan on Jul 25, 2011 at 7:21 PM


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