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Office of the National Cyber Director

Harry Coker testifies during his confirmation hearing to become the national cyber director before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 2, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

ONCD report: ‘Fundamental transformation’ in cyber, tech drove 2023 risks

Evolving critical infrastructure risks, ransomware, supply chain exploitation, commercial spyware and AI were the top trends, the office reported.
Harry Coker testifies during his confirmation hearing for national cyber director before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Nov. 2, 2023. in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Agencies to turn toward ‘skill-based hiring’ for cyber and tech jobs, ONCD says

At a White House event, the Office of the National Cyber Director and others encouraged a shift away from hiring based on degrees or years of experience.
Harry Coker Jr. testifies during his confirmation hearing to be National Cyber Director before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Nov. 2, 2023 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Update to national cybersecurity strategy implementation plan coming before the end of summer

The White House will soon release the next steps for the litany of initiatives first released last July, ONCD’s Brian Scott said Tuesday.
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Harry Coker Jr., President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the next National Cyber Director, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on November 02, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Harry Coker confirmed to be the next National Cyber Director

The former National Security Agency executive director will oversee federal cyber policy as the first Senate-confirmed NCD in 10 months.
Harry Coker, the White House’s nominee for national cyber director, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Nov. 2, 2023, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Senate panel advances Coker’s nomination to head ONCD

Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee advances former NSA executive director's nomination as the nation's cyber chief.
Harry Coker testifies during his confirmation hearing to become the national cyber director before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 2, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Coker tells Senate committee that he’d follow ONCD’s current path if confirmed to top cyber position

Former NSA executive director says that as national cyber director, he would “continue the good work ONCD has done with its partners.”
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