Former cybersecurity czar to join eBay

Friday, 2 May 2003, 3:33 AM EST

Online auction giant eBay is responding to the growing Internet fraud by calling in the nation's former cybersecurity czar.

Howard Schmidt, whose resume includes almost five years as Microsoft's top security officer, will become vice president of security at San Jose, Calif.-based eBay later this month.

Ebay spokesman Chris Donlay declined to discuss the issues that will top Schmidt's "to-do" list, but said the company was "thrilled to have him on board." The security post is new to eBay's executive ranks.

Schmidt resigned from government service less than two weeks ago -- the second White House cybersecurity adviser to leave the Bush administration in as many months. His predecessor, Richard Clarke, left his post to become a private security and media consultant after the White House decided to eliminate the Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and move its functions to the new Department of Homeland Security.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

How to keep your contactless payments secure

Posted on 19 September 2014.  |  Fraudsters can pickpocket a victimís financial data using low-cost electronics that can fit into a rucksack. Here are the top security threats you should be aware of if youíre using a RF-based card, along with our top safety tips to keep your payments secure.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Mon, Sep 22nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //