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[ISN] Director of US-CERT quits abruptly



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218636/Director_of_US_CERT_quits_abruptly

By Jaikumar Vijayan
Computerworld
July 25, 2011

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 (DHS) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) by Roberta Stempfley, acting assistant secretary at CS&C.

The brief email, a copy of which was obtained by Computerworld, noted that Vickers' last effective day at the US-CERT was last Friday. The email said that Lee Rock, the deputy director for US-CERT, will serve as the interim director until a new one is named.

"Lee has been the Deputy Director for US-CERT for over a year and we are confident that our organization will continue its strong performance under his leadership," Stempfley said in her email. "We wish Randy success in his future endeavors," she added.

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