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Obama taps researcher to launch cybersecurity version of Underwriters Laboratories

By Christopher J Castelli / June 29, 2015

The White House has asked prominent security researcher Peiter Zatko, a.k.a. Mudge, to stand up a new cybersecurity entity modeled on Underwriters Laboratories, Zatko announced Monday via Twitter.

Zatko will leave his post at Google for the new opportunity, according to his tweet. “Goodbye Google ATAP, it was a blast. The White House asked if I would kindly create a #CyberUL, so here goes!” he wrote.

A White House spokesman had no immediate comment about the endeavor.

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