Nicole Wong testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on global Internet freedom. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

Chatter is that the White House is bringing in some high-powered legal talent to beef up its technology shop.

We’re told that Twitter legal director Nicole Wong, who had been vice president and deputy general counsel at Google, is to be named senior adviser to White House chief technology officer Todd Park focusing on Internet privacy and cybersecurity issues.

The expected move, first noted Tuesday by tech media Web site CNET, would fill a newly created position as the White House works on cyber threats.