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July 25, 2011 / David Bleeker

Director of US-CERT quits abruptly

Randy Vickers, the director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT), has resigned from his position without any official explanation for the abrupt move.

Vickers’ resignation last Friday was communicated via email to members of the Department of Homeland Security ‘s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) by Roberta Stempfley, acting assistant secretary at CS&C.

The US-CERT is part of the National Cyber Security Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It is responsible for analyzing and mitigating threats to federal networks and for coordinating information sharing between the government and the private sector. [read more]

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