CyberScoop: Biden transition fills some top cybersecurity personnel spots

“The Biden transition on Friday announced a slew of National Security Council picks. Among them is Caitlin Durkovich to serve as senior director for resilience and response, reflecting a similar role she once held at a Department of Homeland Security division that Congress later renamed and reorganized as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Andrea Kendall-Taylor will take the job of senior director for Russia and Central Asia, areas she worked on during a prior government stint in the intelligence community.

‘This outstanding team of dedicated public servants will be ready to hit the ground running on day one to address the transnational challenges facing the American people — from climate to cyber,’ said Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. ‘They reflect the very best of our nation and they have the knowledge and experience to help build our nation back better for all Americans.’

The NSC announcement didn’t mention Anne Neuberger, the current leader of the National Security Agency’s cybersecurity arm, whom POLITICO reported is set to take on the newly-created job of deputy national security adviser for cybersecurity at the council.

And while the incoming administration has selected a number of top nominees for agencies that have cybersecurity roles, two particularly prominent ones remain unnamed: director of CISA, and the White House national cyber director created by the freshly-enacted annual defense policy bill.’…” Read the full article here.

Source: Biden transition fills some top cybersecurity personnel spots – By Tim Starks, January 8, 2021. CyberScoop.


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