Former CISO of United States Air Force, Peter Kim has joined military contracting giant Raytheon as its director of IT security and governance for its subsidiary Raytheon Missile Systems. Within a month after departing from the U.S. Air Force, Kim took the new role. Wanda Jones-Heath, his former deputy, has replaced him.
During his regime at the U.S. Air Force, he was “responsible for the oversight, development and execution of the Air Force cybersecurity program to provide confidentiality, integrity and availability for the information and information systems that support Air Force operations and support activities,” states his bio on the U.S. Air Force website.
He was also entrusted with “ensuring integrated and synchronized strategic employment of cybersecurity with cyber operations to deny freedom of action to adversaries, accomplish Air Force and joint force commanders’ objectives and enable mission assurance of AF Core Missions.”
Kim has spent the last decade at the Pentagon working in cybersecurity. In 2006, he Kim took over as the commander of the 92nd Information Operations Squadron, where he worked with Joint Chiefs of Staff on cyber policy. Kim has also served several roles within the Air Force, from Deputy Director of Cyberspace Operations; Director, Task Force Cyber Secure and Deputy Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Integration; and Air Force Senior Information Security Officer, Director, Task Force Cyber Secure, and Deputy Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.
He was also instrumental in the development of the Air Force’s first bug bounty program. “We continue to harden our attack surfaces based on findings of the previous challenge and will add lessons learned from this round,” Kim said in February. “This reinforces the work the Air Force is already doing to strengthen cyber defenses and has created meaningful relationships with skilled researchers that will last for years to come.”