Monday, September 10, 2007

Verizon Names FBI Official as Chief Security Officer

Verizon Communications named Michael A. Mason, currently the executive assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to be the company's new chief security officer. In his current position at the FBI, Mason is in charge of the Bureau's Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch -- the largest unit in the FBI. The appointment will be effective in January following Mason's planned retirement from the FBI. He will replace Jim Trainor, who announced his intention to retire from Verizon at the end of this year.

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