Cybersecurity

DHS official who headed breach response resigns

The official who led the Department of Homeland Security’s response to the biggest breach in the government’s history has resigned. 

Andy Ozment, the DHS assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, will leave his post on Jan. 7, according to a DHS official.

{mosads}In his current role, Ozment leads DHS’s cybersecurity incident response efforts, including the team that removed hackers from the Office of Personnel Management after its massive breach.  

Ozment came to DHS after a stint in the White House as senior director for cybersecurity. His DHS position is a political appointment and he leaves as part of the end-of-administration exodus. 

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