White House cyber security coordinator to leave, return to NSA

Vastavam web: White House cyber security coordinator Rob Joyce will leave his post and return to the National Security Agency, a White House official said on Monday.“Joyce is three months past his detail of a year and is deciding to return to NSA,” the official said.Another senior U.S. official said Joyce was leaving the White House of his own volition and not being forced out by President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton, or other personnel. The White House has seen a raft of departures since Bolton began his new role earlier this month.

Nielsen said Bolton will select Joyce’s replacement, calling his departure a “natural inflection point when you have a new national security adviser.”Joyce was well respected by cyber security experts and widely credited with steering the Trump administration toward trying to impose harsher penalties on foreign adversaries in response to cyber attacks.Joyce was scheduled to speak at the RSA conference this week but cancelled, prompting speculation that he would be the latest official to leave the White House.

“It’s a huge loss for the country,” said Curtis Dukes, former head of cyber defence at the NSA who worked with Joyce. “He was very effective in that role.”Dukes, now vice president at the Center for Internet Security, said Joyce was an asset for all federal agencies and was instrumental in revamping the way the U.S. government decided whether to disclose or exploit cyber vulnerabilities discovered by spy agencies.