Melissa Hathaway, the ExecutiveBiz Top 10 Game Changer to Watch in ’09 who completed the Obama administration’s cybersecurity review in April and has served as the White House’s acting cybersecurity czar announced her resignation today, citing personal reasons. Her resignation will take effect August 24th.
The White House is considering candidates for the position of Cyber Coordinator, which the President created May 29. The Cyber Coordinator will report to both the National Security Council and the National Economic Council.
Ms. Hathaway recused herself from consideration for the position two weeks ago. She cited personal reasons for leaving and intends to continue her work in the interest of national cybersecurity.