DHS Appoints Bruce McConnell Interim Undersecretary of Cybersecurity; Michael Chertoff Comments

Bruce McConnell

Bruce McConnell

The Department of Homeland Security has appointed Bruce McConnell as its interim deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, according to an FCW article.

He succeeds Mark Weatherford who spent 16 months in the position and will move to the Chertoff Group May 1, which is founded by former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff.

“Mark is an incredible thoughtful leader in the world of cybersecurity, having spent decades tackling the most challenging information technology and network security issues facing government and critical infrastructure,” Chertoff said of the McConnell announcement.

According to the Frank Konkel article, McConnell previously served as DHS’ senior counselor for cybersecurity and is set to take over for Weatherford April 12.

“I am grateful for such an opportunity — to drive continued progress towards an open cyberspace that is safe, secure and resilient,” McConnell said.

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