Former DHS exec Schneck takes financial consulting role

Phyllis Schneck speaks at the 2016 Security Through Innovation Summit. (Scoop News Group)


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Phyllis Schneck, the former deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications in the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has landed at Promontory Financial Group, one of Washington’s most powerful and best-connected banking consultancies.

Schneck, the most senior official with a cybersecurity-specific job at the Obama-era DHS, told friends that she started last week. The Promontory website lists her as “managing director and global leader of cyber solutions” in the company’s Washington, D.C., office.

Read more about Schneck’s move and her new company from Shaun Waterman on CyberScoop.

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