SEC appoints chief information security officer

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has appointed Todd Scharf as chief information security officer and associate director in its office of information technology. He will be reporting to Thomas Bayer, the SEC's chief information officer. Scharf joined the SEC in 2009 as assistant director for corporate information security. In this role he helped to develop, maintain, and oversee agency-wide information technology security programmes. Before this he spent 11 years at the Financia