Department of Homeland Security Appoints Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity

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It was announced today the United States Department of Homeland Security has appointed a new Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). Through this position, Mark Weatherford, will allow the Department of Homeland Security to better carry out fraud prevention solutions and their mission to create a safe, secure and resilient cyberspace.

According to the release, Weatherford has an extensive background in cybersecurity, information security, identity authentication, and led the Navys Computer Network Defense operations and the Naval Computer Incident Response Team.

Weatherford will start in mid-November.

Greg Schaffer, who has served as the Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity for the past five months helped to build the Department of Homeland Securitys cybersecurity capabilities and strengthen their partnerships with the private security. Schaffer will resume his position of Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications.