In September 2003, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
announced that Amit Yoran would be the National Director of its Cyber Security
Division. Yoran was responsible for implementing recommendations to improve
national cybersecurity in the United States. He stepped down from his position
on September 30, 2004. Andy Purdy, who served as Deputy Cyber-security Director
under Amit Yoran, acted as interim director. Yoran went on to become President
of Yoran Associates, a technology strategy and risk-assessment company in
Virginia. On April 20, 2005, Yoran appeared before the Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Economic Security, Critical
Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity. He spoke to the House of
Representatives about HR 285: The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity
Enhancement Act of 2005.
Critical Infrastructures; Critical Networks; Department of Homeland Security
Committee on Homeland Security. Statement by Amit Yoran: HR 285: The Department
of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2005. [Online, May 15,
2005.] Committee on Homeland Security Website.
Yoran_2005-04-20.pdf; MacMillan, R. Purdy Tapped as Cyber-Security Director.
[Online, October 7, 2004.] Washington Post Website.