SEC Chairman Clayton Testifies on 2016 Cybersecurity Breach

October 5, 2017

After announcing on September 20 that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) computers were breached last year, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton recently provided additional details on the cybersecurity intrusion to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. During his September 26 testimony, Clayton expressed his concerns over the 2016 breach involving the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering And Retrieval filing system. He noted that the breach will cause many to pay close attention to the SEC’s approach to cybersecurity, and whether the agency is taking the proper steps to appropriately address its cyber risk. Clayton also reiterated that the SEC’s review and investigation of the matter are ongoing.