July 26, 2011

If your position at Homeland Security requires you to keep cyber attacks at a minimum, you might not have been doing your job justice as of late.

It’s no surprise then that Randy Vickers, director of the US computer emergency readiness team (CERT), resigned on Friday.

Vickers unexpected stepping-down comes after a slew of cyber crimes targeted some of the biggest — and presumably impenetrable — computer networks of the US government. In only the last few months, hacktivists collectives Anonymous and LulzSec have taken credit for attacking the websites for the CIA, Senate and FBI, among others.

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