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US SEC Hires In-House Attorney As New Chief Of Cyber Unit

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has hired Kristina Littman as Chief of the Division of Enforcement’s Cyber Unit, a specialized unit that aims to protect investors and markets from cyber-related misconduct. Littman’s credentialsOn Dec. 2, the SEC announced the new hire. The press release elaborated that Littman started at the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in 2010 as a staff attorney. Since then, she has held several senior attorney positions in the Market Abuse Unit and the Trial Unit.Since August 2017, she has served as the lead advisor to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton. In that role, she advised on regulatory and policy matters relating to cryptocurrencies and digital assets, international affairs, trading and markets, and investment management....