Obama appoints McAfee CTO as DHS undersecretary of cybercrime

Some hope Schneck’s appointment will draw the private and public sectors closer together on cybercrime

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking to crack down on cybercrime and hackers, and this time, President Obama has his eye on the private sector for help.

The DHS has named Phyllis Schneck as the department’s new undersecretary of cybersecurity. Schneck previously worked as chief technology officer and vice-president at McAfee Inc., an American security software company. The man she replaces, Mark Weatherford, said in May that the undersecretary role is one of the top cybersecurity jobs in the federal government behind the head of the NSA.

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