By Thomas Claburn
June 8, 2009
Jeff Moss, founder of the Black Hat and DefCon security conferences, was
one of 16 people appointed to the Department of Homeland Security
Advisory Council (HSAC) on Friday.
The HSAC is composed of individuals with extensive security and policy
experience from state and local government, the private sector, and
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano
said that members of the HSAC will bring unique expertise and insight to
the DHS's mission to keep the U.S. secure. Moss used to work in
information security for Ernst & Young and as a director of Secure
Computing Corporation. Online, he goes by the handle Dark Tangent.
The fact that the noted hacker is will be palling around with other HSAC
members like former FBI director Louis Freeh and William Webster, former
director of both the FBI and CIA at different times, shows that the
government is casting a wide net for perspectives on cybersecurity.
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