U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday she is naming a Microsoft executive to be in charge of protecting the U.S. government's computing systems.
Napolitano has appointed Philip Reitinger to be deputy undersecretary for the department's National Protection and Programs Directorate, where he will be responsible for protecting federal computing systems from domestic and foreign threats. Reitinger currently serves as Chief Trustworthy Infrastructure Strategist at Microsoft.
"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 … Read more