Pentagon names new cyber chief

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the appointment of a new top cyber official at the Pentagon on Tuesday.

Eric Rosenbach will serve as deputy assistant secretary of Defense for cyber policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs. Rosenbach previously worked as the cybersecurity lead at Good Harbor Consulting. He replaces Robert Butler, who left DOD earlier this year.

Rosenbach also worked as a staffer for the Senate Intelligence Committee and as national security adviser for former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.). He served as an active duty military intelligence officer and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

Rosenbach earned a J.D. from Georgetown University, a master's in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and bachelor of arts from Davidson College.