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Andy Ozment to Step Down as DHS Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Communications

Andy Ozment

Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the office of cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, will resign from his post on Jan. 7, MeriTalk reported Monday.

Morgan Lynch writes Danny Toler, deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, will replace Ozment in the role.

Ozment is responsible for the department’s cyber incident response initiatives and led a team of cyber professionals that responded to a data breach at the Office of Personnel Management, according to a report by Joe Uchill for The Hill.

Prior to DHS, he served as senior director for cybersecurity at the White House and helped draft national policies on data sharing, infrastructure protection and incident response management.

Ozment also held cybersecurity roles at the Defense Department, National Security Agency, Merrill Lynch, Nortel Networks and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory.

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