Former VA CIO Camilo Sandoval takes over as Federal CISO

“It’s been rumored for more than a month that Camilo Sandoval was slated to be the next federal chief information security officer — but now it appears he’s officially been appointed by the Trump administration as one of its top cybersecurity officials.”

“Sandoval posted to the Federal CIO Council website’s blog late last week wrapping up National Cybersecurity Month and detailing the administration’s recent efforts to bolster cybersecurity. He is now listed as the Federal CISO on the council’s membership page, and his own LinkedIn suggests he joined the role in October. A source close to his hire confirmed he started last month.”

“The most recent Federal CISO, Grant Schneider, vacated the role in August when he took a job as senior director of cybersecurity services for Venable.”

“Rumors began to swirl in early September when sources close to the role claimed that Sandoval — the controversial former Trump campaign staffer and adviser who also served a stint as acting CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs — was positioned as the likely next federal CISO…” Read the full article here.

Source: Camilo Sandoval takes over as Federal CISO – By Billy Mitchell, November 4, 2020. FedScoop.

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