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SEC’s Clayton provides update on EDGAR breach

Joe Mont | October 2, 2017

Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, has published an update on the status of the agency’s review and investigation of the 2016 intrusion into the EDGAR system. 

In addition to updating previous disclosures, the Oct. 2 announcement includes additional information on the agency’s efforts to strengthen its cyber-security risk profile going forward.

The ongoing staff investigation of the 2016 intrusion has determined that an EDGAR test filing accessed by third parties as a result of that intrusion contained the names, dates of birth and social security numbers of two individuals. This determination is based on forensic data analysis conducted since the agency's Sept. 20 disclosure of the intrusion, which relied on the latest information available at that time.

Clayton was informed by staff of this new information this past Friday, and staff are reaching out to the two... To get the full story, subscribe now.