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DHS appoints Schneck to senior cyber position

Phyllis Schneck is the new deputy undersecretary of cybersecurity in the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS. She replaces Mark Weatherford, who left in April.

Tags: people , DHS , Phyllis Schneck , McAfee , cybersecurity , Janet Napolitano , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/19/2013, 10:45am EDT

DHS cyber executive Weatherford leaving

Mark Weatherford, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, will leave the agency on April 12 after accepting a job in the private sector.

Tags: NPPD , DHS , cybersecurity , people , Rand Beers , exclusive

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 03:37pm EDT

Physical and Cyber Infrastructure Protection Working Together

Can a "whole of nation" approach be the answer to the increasing connectivity of physical and cyber infrastructure protection? Hear insights from DHS experts Suzanne Spaulding, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate and Mark Weatherford, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, National Protection and Programs Directorate as they discuss DHS programs in recognition of National Critical Infrastructure and Protection Resilience Month.

Tags: management , FedCentral , Deloitte , Physical and Cyber Infrastructure , Suzanne Spaulding , Harry Raduege Jr , Jane Norris , Shamyra Edmonds , Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Month , DHS , NPPD , cybersecurity , workforce

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 02:43pm EST
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DHS broadens public-private efforts to combat cyber risks

Mark Weatherford, DHS deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, discusses how the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center is at the core of an effort to bring government and industry closer together to respond to threats against critical infrastructure.
October 25, 2012

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Rising , DHS , critical infrastructure , information sharing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 05:43pm EDT
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DHS cultivates cyber workforce, tools

The agency is changing its approach to the Einstein tool to keep up with the changing technology. Mark Weatherford, under secretary for cybersecurity, said on Agency of the Month that DHS is helping agencies be more proactive in defending their networks. He isn't worried about the turnover in his office.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , budget , Chris Cummiskey , NPPD , management , Agency of the Month , HSPD-12 , St. Elizabeth , technology , workforce , Eisnstein , Jason Miller , In Depth

Monday - 09/24/2012, 03:51pm EDT
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DHS hires 8 senior officials since fall 2011

Mark Weatherford became undersecretary for cybersecurity last fall. Since then, he has hired eight senior officials to fill high-profile positions.

Tags: DHS , John Streufert , Mike Locatis , Energy Department , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology

Monday - 07/09/2012, 08:06am EDT

DHS hires DoD expert to coordinate interagency cyber efforts

Rosemary Wenchel is the new deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity coordination at DHS. She replaces Adm. Mike Brown, who retired in January.

Tags: people , DHS , Rosemary Wenchel , cybersecurity , DoD , Interagency coordination , Jason Miller , technology

Friday - 06/22/2012, 02:58pm EDT

DHS demos cyber attack to help sway lawmakers to pass a cyber bill

The Homeland Security Department showed lawmakers and staff how easy it is to create a spear phishing attack against a federal employee using free, open-source tools. The agency also said the Einstein 3 program is under development and will rely on vendors to provide intrusion prevention services. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said he expects the cyber bill to go to the Senate floor for debate no later than July.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , John McCain , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Einstein 3 , Congress , Cyber bills , Critical infrastructure protection , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 10:23am EDT
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DoD, DHS officials keep pressure on Congress for new cyber laws

The government is working with a cobbled-together set of authorities and responsibilities when it comes to protecting networks from cyber threats, a top Homeland Security Department cyber official said Wednesday. Congress needs to act soon to update the nation's cybersecurity posture, he said.

Tags: cybersecurity , DoD , DHS , critical infrastructure , information sharing , University of Rhode Island , ODNI , DIA , U.S. Cyber Command , James Langevin , Michael Flynn , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 05:19am EDT
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DHS shifts from paperwork to operational cybersecurity

Alan Paller, the vice president for research at the SANS Institute told In Depth with Francis Rose the appointment of Mark Weatherford to head the DHS cyber division has reinvigorated the agency's operations.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 12/05/2011, 08:36pm EST
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