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The Securities and Exchange Commission announced June 2 that Christopher Hetner would step into a new role as senior adviser for cybersecurity policy, working directly with SEC Chair Mary Jo White.

Hetner has been serving as cybersecurity lead for the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations' Technology Control Program.

Before joining the SEC in January 2015, Hetner worked in cybersecurity at major financial system players such as Ernst and Young, GE Capital and Citigroup.

His appointment comes as the financial industry and financial regulators are, like all critical infrastructure sectors, warding off ever-increasing breach attempts.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has been hit with a spate of major information security incidents, while the Treasury Department has, conversely, received high marks for its stewardship of financial industry cybersecurity.

Posted by Zach Noble on Jun 03, 2016 at 1:54 PM


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