TheÂ Securities and Exchange Commission wants to recruit aÂ chief risk officer to help boost the agency’s cyber defense measures, Federal News Radio reported Monday.
SEC CommissionerÂ Michael Piwowar said during a Data Coalition-hosted forum in Washington that SEC Chairman Jay Clayton suggested the creation of theÂ chief risk officer position.
“We’re having discussions right now with folks in the industry in terms of what types of qualities we would like to have in someone in that particular role,” Piwowar told his audience at the event.
The report noted that Clayton oversees the agency’s response to a breachÂ that happened in 2016 and affected itsÂ Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system that processes approximately 1.7 million electronic filings a year.
SEC has reviewed the types of data the agency collects as part of anÂ ongoing investigation into the cyber attack,Â Piwowar noted.