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Microsoft Security Strategist Named Cybersecurity Leader




Microsoft Security Strategist Named Cybersecurity Leader
Microsoft Security Strategist Named Cybersecurity Leader



http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/cybercrime/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=215900014 

By K.C. Jones
InformationWeek
March 12, 2009 

The Department of Homeland Security has announced a new cybersecurity 
leader.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has appointed Phil Reitinger as deputy 
undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate. 
Reitinger will be charged with protecting the federal government's 
computers and networks from cyberattacks.

"Phil's background in cybersecurity and computer crime, coupled with his 
experience working across the federal government and the private sector 
to develop innovative security strategies, makes him an asset to our 
department," Napolitano said in a statement.

Reitinger has been responsible for improving and protecting the security 
of information and infrastructure at Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT), where he 
has served as chief trustworthy infrastructure strategist. In that role, 
he worked closely with government agencies and other private companies 
on cybersecurity programs. He's a member of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency's National Advisory Committee and considered an expert 
on computer crime and policy.

He has also served as the Department of Defense's executive director of 
the cybercrime center and he was deputy chief of the Department of 
Justice's computer crime and intellectual property division. Reitinger 
has a law degree from Yale Law School and a bachelor's in electrical 
engineering and computer science from Vanderbilt University.

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