Mischel Kwon, Director of US Computer Emergency Response Team, Resigns

Mischel Kwon, director of the US Computer Emergency Response Team has resigned, reportedly due to frustration with bureaucratic obstacles and not having sufficient power to execute the functions of her office in Department of Homeland Security, according to Defense Tech.

Mischel Kwon, the fourth U.S. CERT director in five years, resigned on Friday. A Bush administration holdover, she took office in June 2008. Before that, she headed Information Security for the Department of Justice.  This announcement comes on the heels of Melissa Hathaway’s resignation as Acting Cyber Coordinator, and after Rod Beckstrom’s resignation as Director of the National Cybersecurity Center, also part of DHS, in March.

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