Roback assumes duties as Treasury's cybersecurity associate CIO

Ed Roback started today as the Treasury Department's first associate CIO for cybersecurity. He had been chief of the computer security division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology since 1999.

Roback has been involved in governmentwide security projects for the last eight years, Treasury CIO Ira Hobbs said. 'We think he is an excellent addition. He's been one of those persons looked to in shaping cybersecurity policy [and] direction, and from the technology perspective, for instance, for FISMA and privacy,' according to Hobbs.

Roback led the implementation of NIST's responsibilities under the Federal Information Processing Standard 201,Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, the Cyber Security Research and Development Act of 2002, and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12. These efforts include work in security standards, testing, e-authentication, identification credentials, studying security issues with emerging technologies and developing security guidelines for federal agencies.

Roback received a bachelor's degree in mathematical economics and computer science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind., and a master's degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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