“Cybersecurity talent at Kirstjen’s level is unique, and someone with government policy experience is even more scarce,” said Mark Weatherford, a former DHS cybersecurity official now chief cybersecurity officer at the cloud security company vArmour. “This is another huge blow to our nation’s momentum in the cybersecurity arena and the effects with be felt even more broadly on the international stage.”
“It seems likely the White House will choose a nominee focused on immigration issues with no background or particular interest in cybersecurity,” said Suzanne Spaulding, who led DHS’s cybersecurity division under President Barack Obama.” Read the full article here.
Source: The Cybersecurity 202: Nielsen’s departure will hurt DHS cybersecurity mission, experts say – By Joseph Marks, April 16, 2019. Washington Post.