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Reports: Trump Picks NSA Veteran Rob Joyce as White House Cyber Coordinator

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President Donald Trump has chosen Rob Joyce, head of the National Security Agency‘s Tailored Access Operations division, to serve as the next White House cyber coordinator, Nextgov reported Monday.

Joseph Marks writes that Joyce will oversee cybersecurity policies and initiatives in the federal government.

Joyce has worked for more than two decades at NSA and held leadership positions there such as deputy director of the agency’s information assurance directorate.

Fifth Domain reported Tuesday he will also advise President Trump on cyber issues and succeed Michael Daniel, who joined the Cyber Threat Alliance in February as president.

“[Joyce’s] experience in the realities of the foreign threat, the capabilities of high-end nation-state actors and what it takes to achieve an appropriate national cyber posture, would serve the nation well,” said Phil Quade, chief information security officer of Fortinet.

Tenable Network Security Chairman and CEO Amit Yoran, a former White House cyber czar, said Joyce is a “strong pick” for the position and can work with government and private sector entities to help strengthen national cybersecurity.

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