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Former Coca-Cola Cyber-Security Chief Now in Charge of Nation's Infrastructure

Liscouski’s staff at the Homeland Security Department — which stands at 250 but will be bumped to 400 next year — constantly interacts with private businesses. On the cyber front, the department is working with companies to help them create systems that would resist attacks. There are days when Robert Liscouski wonders why he left a lucrative job as head of cybersecurity at Coca-Cola to face the daunting task of protecting the nation’s “critical infrastructure.” For those outside the capital, that means he deals with bridges, damns, computer systems, nuclear plants, hospitals, chemical plants, telecommunications systems, food storage facilities, water treatment plants, and more. “It’s pretty humbling,” the 49-year-old says of his job with the fledgling Department of Homeland Security. “The enormity of the task and the things you are working with should cause anyone to pause and consider, ‘what have I done?'” Full Story

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