[ISN] Pennsylvania's Web security officer leaves post a week after talking about PennDOT hacking incident

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 00:21:44 -0600 (CST)

The Patriot-News
March 10, 2010

Last week, Pennsylvania's chief information security officer Robert 
Maley was at an information security conference in San Francisco talking 
about a hacking incident involving PennDOT's computers. This week, Maley 
is gone.

Gary Tuma, Gov. Ed Rendell's press secretary, confirmed that Maley is no 
longer employed by the state, but he declined to comment further, saying 
it is a personnel matter.

Attempts to contact Maley yesterday were unsuccessful.

Danielle Klinger, a spokeswoman for the state Department of 
Transportation, said the agency is not aware of any hacking or breach 
that occurred involving scheduling system for its driving test. However, 
she said that a few weeks ago, "we did discover an anomaly and we have 
actually turned that over to [the state police] for further 
investigation. We're not sure what that anomaly is, but it is being 
investigated. Unfortunately, I can't provide any more details on it."

Maley is listed on LinkedIn, an online networking site, as having worked 
as a former Swatara Twp. police sergeant before entering the information 
security field more than 24 years ago. It states he worked in 
information technology for the state in a variety of capacities as well 
as in the private and nonprofit sectors.

On the agenda for the RSA Conference at which Maley appeared as a 
presenter last week, he was listed as a top-rated speaker and described 
as "one of the most high-profile experts in the field of securing the 
data of American citizens today."


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