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Nielsen's departure rattles cyber community; CISA seen as providing stability

April 08, 2019 |
Charlie Mitchell
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DHS' new cybersecurity agency offers stability amid the forced resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, according to industry sources, but President Trump's decision to replace her over immigration policy still injects uncertainty and raises a host of questions on cyber.

“The existence of CISA provides an anchor, including symbolically,” one industry source said of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, which was launched last fall following passage of legislation strongly backed by Nielsen. “But Secretary Nielsen’s departure adds uncertainty to cyber...


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