The SEC Cyber Unit's First 6 Months, And What’s Ahead
Law360 (April 2, 2018, 12:33 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 25, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced the creation of a cyber unit within the enforcement division in order to further the division’s “substantial expertise in the detection and pursuit of fraudulent conduct in an increasingly technological and data-driven landscape.” Commenting on the launch of the new unit, Enforcement Division Co-Director Stephanie Avakian described “[c]yber-related threats and misconduct” as “among the greatest risks facing investors and the securities industry.”
In the six months since the cyber unit was launched, cybersecurity has remained at the forefront of the SEC’s priorities, repeatedly highlighted as a focus of senior SEC ...
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