US-CERT director Mischel Kwon quits

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US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) director Mischel Kwon has resigned her post.

The Washington Post reported that Kwon had been frustrated by a lack of authority to fulfil her mission to protect the network security of civilian government agencies, according to anonymous officials.

The resignation of Kwon, the fourth director of US-CERT in the last five years, comes just a week after Melissa Hathaway, a top cybersecurity aide under President Bush who continued to serve in the Obama administration, announced she was stepping down.

Hathaway claimed that she was leaving her post, that aimed to better protect the computer networks critical to national security and the global economy, for personal reasons.

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