The U.S. Senate confirmed former National Security Agency deputy director Chris Inglis as head of the new Office of the National Cyber Director, Politico reports. The appointment follows ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline and JBS along with the SolarWinds cyberattack. Inglis, who served as NSA deputy director from 2006 to 2014, will coordinate response to cyber issues by federal agencies and oversee a digital defense strategy. The Senate confirmed Inglis after unanimous approval from the Homeland Security Committee.
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