Feds create new post of cybersecurity czar

A new cybersecurity czar will join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s ranks, Secretary Michael Chertoff announced on Wednesday.

The assistant secretary for cybersecurity and telecommunications will be “responsible for identifying and assessing the vulnerability of critical telecommunications infrastructure and assets; providing timely, actionable and valuable threat information; and leading the national response to cyber and telecommunications attacks,” according to a press release from the 3-year-old department. No announcement has been made about who will get the job. Full Story

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