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Michael Daniel Joins Cyber Threat Alliance as President

Michael Daniel, former White House cybersecurity coordinator, has been named president of the Cyber Threat Alliance following CTA’s incorporation as an independent nonprofit organization in January. CTA said Tuesday it expects Daniel to bring to the alliance his experience in the development of strategic cyber programs and partnerships that span …

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Microsoft to Offer Cybersecurity Administration Training for Military Vets

Microsoft has introduced a cybersecurity learning path under the company’s technology training program for military veterans and transitioning service members. The company said its Microsoft Software & Systems Academy will offer the Cybersecurity Administration program that will tackle access controls; cryptology; risk identification, monitoring and analysis; incident response and recovery; and network and communications security. “The …

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Accenture Names Valerie Abend as Financial Services Security Managing Director

Valerie Abend, former senior critical infrastructure officer at the Treasury Department, has joined Accenture‘s security business as managing director of financial services in North America. The company said Thursday Abend brings more than 20 years of public and private sector experience in the areas of cybersecurity and critical infrastructure to her new …

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Jason Smolanoff Named Kroll Senior Managing Director, Leader for Global Cyber Practice

Jason Smolanoff, a former CEO of CISO Advisory & Investigations and a 12-year FBI veteran, has been appointed senior managing director at Kroll and leader of the company’s  global cyber security practice. Kroll said Tuesday the more than 16-year federal law enforcement and information security veteran previously supervised investigations of various sophisticated computer and network intrusions …

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IBM Vet John Lainhart Named Senior Strategist at Grant Thornton’s Cyber Risk Advisory Practice

John Lainhart, a former leader of the U.S. public sector cybersecurity and privacy group at IBM, has been appointed as senior strategist at Grant Thornton‘s cyber risk advisory practice. He will oversee the development of cybersecurity offerings for the public sector in his new position, Grant Thornton said Thursday. “It’s essential for agencies to invest …

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Army Vet Rhett Hernandez Named Thycotic Adviser on Public Sector Cybersecurity

Rhett Hernandez, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former commander of the Army Cyber Command, has joined Washington-based privileged account management technology provider Thycotic as strategic adviser for the public sector on cybersecurity matters. Thycotic said Thursday the 39-year veteran helped grow the service branch’s cyber force with nearly 17,000 personnel and led various initiatives …

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