July 27, 2021
Obama taps researcher to launch cybersecurity version of Underwriters Laboratories
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.