Marsh enters SEC veteran for cybersecurity roleMarsh has announced the appointment of Christopher Hetner, former senior cybersecurity advisor to the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as managing director in the company's growing cyber-risk consultation.

In his new role, Hetner will focus on advising customers on ways to improve their cyber security and risk management strategies. He will also discuss the worldwide rules for cybersecurity and guidelines for disclosure. Hetner will be based in New York and report to Kevin Richards, world leader in cyber-risk consultation.

Hetner has more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, risk management and compliance with laws and regulations. During his tenure with the SEC, Hetner was also a member of the American Financial Banking Information Infrastructure Committee, where he led a series of cybersecurity programs that influenced the financial sector. Prior to his tenure, Hetner held various positions within the industry, including as a leader in cybersecurity, asset management and asset management at EY, Global Chief Information Security Officer at GE Capital, and Senior Vice President of Information Security at Citigroup.

"Given the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber intrusions and data leaks, Marsh customers have access to the foremost experts in the field of cyber risk," said Richards. "Chris's proven track record in developing cyber security policies and programs within government and business will provide customers with valuable insights to effectively manage their risks in the evolving risk landscape."

"Risk management plays a central role in enabling organizations to effectively manage cyber exposure," Hetner said. "I am delighted to be part of Marsh's global team of experts to help organizations better understand their cyber exposure, make more informed cyber risk management decisions and improve their resilience in light of the ever-changing cyber threats."