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Verizon security chief used to be high level official at FBI

Josh Peterson
The Daily Caller [1]
June 8, 2013

The current chief of security of Verizon, a company embroiled in controversy over the recent revelation of a secret government domestic spy program, is a former high level official in the FBI.

Michael Mason, Verizon’s chief security officer, began working [2] with the company in 2008. When he left the bureau, he was in charge of the bureau’s Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch.

The branch — whose responsibilities [3] range from investigating financial crime to “computer-based criminal threats against the U.S.” — was described in his hiring announcement [4] in 2007 as the “largest” in the FBI.

Also a veteran who served with the United States Marine Corps from 1980-1985, Mason began his distinguished career with the FBI in 1985. He was awarded the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive Service at the FBI in 2004.

Full article here [1]