[ISN] Director of US-CERT quits abruptly

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:33:43 -0500 (CDT)

By Jaikumar Vijayan
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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