The US Senate has confirmed Chris Inglis as first director of White House cybersecurity on Thursday, Fox News informed.
The move comes closely after President Joe Biden summit with President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the serious concerns about recent cyberattacks on American infrastructure.
Inglis has previous headed the National Security Agency (NSA).
The Senate has confirmed Chris Inglis unanimously, with not one lawmaker objecting.
Inglis will now head the Office of the National Cyber Director, a brand new agency established with the recent National Defense Authorization Act. The President proposed an office budget amounted to $15 million, but this proposal has not been passed by the Congress.