US president Barack Obama has named the nation’s first ever Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhill has accepted the gig. He previously served as deputy assistant secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security, where it was his job to work on “development and implementation of operational programs designed to protect our government networks and critical infrastructure.” Along the way he opined that cybergeddon scenarios might be a bit overblown.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register