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.
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. http://hsc.house.gov/files/Testimony_ Yoran_2005-04-20.pdf; MacMillan, R. Purdy Tapped as Cyber-Security Director. [Online, October 7, 2004.] Washington Post Website. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/ A12240-2004Oct6.html.