Skip to comments.Three Top FBI Cybersecurity Officials to Retire
Posted on 07/20/2018 7:13:54 AM PDT by Red Badger
Three of the top cybersecurity officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation are retiring from government service, according to people familiar with the matterdepartures that come as cyberattacks are a major concern for the countrys security agencies.
Senior U.S. intelligence officials warn that the country is at a critical point facing unprecedented cyberthreats, including Russias ongoing attacks on the American political system. The retirements also come as the FBI is facing regular criticism from President Donald Trump and his supporters, and is working to attract and retain top cyber talent.
Scott Smith, the assistant FBI director who runs the Bureaus cyber division, is leaving this month. His deputy, Howard Marshall, also left in recent weeks. Mr. Marshall has accepted a job at Accenture , a consulting firm that is expanding its cybersecurity portfolio. Mr. Smith is also expected to move to the private sector.
David Resch, executive assistant director of the FBIs criminal, cyber, response and services branch, is departing the bureau as well. Mr. Resch, who was named to his senior post by FBI Director Christopher Wray in April, supervised Mr. Smith and Mr. Marshall.
Additionally, Carl Ghattas, executive assistant director of the FBIs national security branch, has decided to leave for the private sector. And Jeffrey Tricoli, a senior FBI cyber agent who oversaw a Bureau task force addressing Russian attempts to meddle in U.S. elections, left last month for a senior vice president position at Charles Schwab Corp. , the Journal reported last week.
The FBI confirmed the departures. One U.S. official said more people are expected to leave soon, declining to provide additional names.
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Retreating to their cushy taxpayer-funded retirements one step ahead of the investigation by Goodlatte’s committee. Mr. President, keep draining the swamp!
They’ve been doing a cr@ppy job, so I don’t see a downside.
I’m sure they’ll continue to screw up. Find out what companies they’ve migrated to, and sell stock in those.
Rats and sinking ship.
But they can fill their schedules with staff meetings to discuss the venue for the next international conference on cybersecurity. That is because they are SESs with special deep knowledge in how to run government departments. Oh and they were loyal to the deep state.
They are departing for plum positions in the Civilization Within, the government in exile with Clinton/Kaine as the executive leaders, Rep. Steven Cohen as Secretary of War, Rep. Maxine Waters as Attorney General, and Bill Kristol and George will as key policy advisors.
Quit early. Run to a country without extradition and have your pension check auto deposited. Sounds like a plan.
Obviously there aren’t any journalists with programming knowledge either. I tuned out the Russia hysteria very early, in part because the front-door accessing of John Podesta’s Gmail account (password: passw0rd) is invariably described as “hacking”.
Sounds a little more specialty-focused than normal attrition but I don’t know what the normal attrition rate is.
I’d love for the entire Bureau to retire.
Flying to move away from the rotating fan called Trump.
It would have been nice if the WSJ had given the age and years of service for each of the departed.
>>Theyve been doing a cr@ppy job, so I dont see a downside.
This, worth saying again.
Resch> Smith > Marshall
Yes, did they retire? Or did they “retire”. A lot of people “retire” just as they are about to get the axe.
Why would anybody hire these guys?
They didn’t stop the Russian hacking.......................
Especially in such a short time frame.
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