|SEC Announces Enforcement Initiatives to Combat Cyber-Based Threats and Protect Retail Investors |
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington D.C., Sept. 25, 2017—
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced two new initiatives that will build on its Enforcement Division’s ongoing efforts to address cyber-based threats and protect retail investors. The creation of a Cyber Unit that will focus on targeting cyber-related misconduct and the establishment of a retail strategy task force that will implement initiatives that directly affect retail investors reflect SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s priorities in these important areas.