Howard Whyte has resigned from his role as CIO of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Whyte, who is also chief privacy officer, will leave FDIC Jan. 3 to pursue a role in the private sector, the agency announced Tuesday in a release.
“Howard has brought tremendous value to the FDIC on a host of IT and cybersecurity-related issues,” agency Chairman Jelena McWilliams said in a statement. “We are grateful for his leadership of the CIO Organization and the advances he has made to ensure the agency is on a strong technological footing.”
Whyte served with the FDIC since January 2017, when he joined as CISO. The agency’s board later than year appointed him CIO.
Prior to that, he led the Threat Management Center at Goldman Sachs and served as CISO and deputy CISO at NASA. He also held various IT specialist roles in the Department of Defense.