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Exclusive: SEC forensics unit sought resources, cyber training ahead of 2016 hack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In August 2016, just two months before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission discovered its corporate filing system had been hacked, the SEC’s internal watchdog, Carl Hoecker, received a plea for help from his new forensics investigative unit.

In a three-page memo that was shared with U.S. Congressional staff and seen by Reuters, the head of the forensics unit complained of “serious deficiencies” in equipment, inadequate cyber defense training, and a lack of communication with the SEC’s Office of Information Technology (OIT).

The forensics unit’s staff were told to use equipment due…
Reuters: Business News

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