The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it named Christopher R. Hetner as senior advisor to the chair for cybersecurity policy, a newly created position.
Hetner, the current cybersecurity lead for the Technology Control Program within the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, will serve as a senior advisor to SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White on all cybersecurity policy matters.
His duties will include coordinating efforts across the agency to address cybersecurity policy, engaging with external stakeholders, and further enhancing the SEC’s mechanisms for assessing broad-based market risk.
“Cyberattacks are a constant threat to our markets,” said White, in a statement. “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. 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.”