Comcast has hired a former IBM executive and former head of the National Security Agency, according to documents released by the company’s board of directors.
The documents were released Monday and show that Comcast hired David M. Sirota, who previously headed the technology division of the company.
Scott Mahaskey, the former chief technology officer of the Federal Communications Commission, will become the new Comcast Fiber director, Comcast said in a statement.
Mahaskews’ hiring comes as Comcast seeks to expand its fiber optic network.
Comcast’s fiber optic company, which operates about a dozen of its fiber network sites in the United States, is the second-largest U.S. telecommunications provider.
Maiskey also previously served as a director at IBM and is a director of the Center for Cybersecurity and National Security at the U.K.’s University of Oxford.
He previously worked as a consultant at the Federal Trade Commission and was a senior analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Sirota previously served in the IBM security division and was the director of cybersecurity research for IBM for nine years.
He also was a member of the executive security team for IBM Security.
In addition to his work at IBM, Mahaskeys expertise includes working for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Intelligence.
Sikorra is the first director of Comcast Fiber since Comcast acquired its fiber cable system from CenturyLink in 2010.
He is also a former president of the American Cable Association, a business group that represents cable and phone companies in the U, and previously served on the board of the Consumer Electronics Association.
In March 2018, Comcast filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
In the filing, Comcast wrote that it “feared” that it would not be able to continue providing fiber service to customers and warned that it was unable to deliver the fiber service that the company expected customers would be requesting.
Comcast said that it has not seen the bankruptcy filing, and it will not be commenting on the details of its restructuring plans at this time.