The Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed Christopher Hetner, a cybersecurity lead under SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, as senior adviser on cybersecurity policy to SEC Chair Mary Jo White.
SEC said Thursday Hetner will oversee efforts to implement cybersecurity policy across the agency, collaborate with external stakeholders and help update SEC’s market risk assessment mechanisms under the new role.
“With the cyber field steadily evolving and expanding, it is imperative we continue to enhance our coordinated approach to cybersecurity policy across the SEC and engage at the highest levels with market participants and governmental bodies concerning the latest developments in this area,” said White.
“We are very fortunate that Chris will take on this important role where he will apply his expertise and decades of experience in information security.”
Hetner currently serves as cybersecurity lead for OCIE’s technology control program and manages OCIE’s cybersecurity efforts and advises on enforcement activities.
The 20-year information security veteran joined SEC from Ernst and Young, where he led a team that advised on and delivered cybersecurity and risk management systems.
He also held information security roles at GE Capital and Citigroup.