The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has filled two key positions for cybersecurity. Roberta Stempfley has been tapped to be the director of the National Cybersecurity Division and Randel Vickers will serve as director of the United States Computer Emergency Response Team.
Stempfley previously served as the CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency and Vickers served as the acting director of US-CERT since the departure of Mischel Kwon in August of last year.
Vickers, as head of US-CERT will be responsible for working with intelligence agencies and law enforcement on analysis of intrusions on government systems, intelligence operations in cyberspace and cyber crime investigations.
As head of the National Cybersecurity Division, Stempfley will be responsible for spearheaded collaboration between DHS and the private sector. This will include deploying a cyber risk management program and building a national response system.