Twitter Appoints Rinki Sethi as New Information Security Head

Earlier in July, Twitter had reported a breach where hackers accessed its internal systems to hijack some of the platform's top voices.

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Twitter Appoints Rinki Sethi as New Information Security Head

Photo Credit: LinkedIn/ Rinki Sethi

Sethi previously worked as the vice president of information security at cyber-security firm Palo Alto

Highlights
  • Twitter had been without a security chief since December
  • The hacked accounts included that of Joe Biden and Kim Kardashian
  • The hacked accounts were used to solicit digital currency

Twitter appointed Rinki Sethi, a former information security executive at IBM, as its chief information security officer, the social media company said in a tweet on Monday.

Sethi had previously worked as the vice president of information security at cyber-security firm Palo Alto, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Reuters reported in July that Twitter, which had been without a security chief since December, stepped up its search in the weeks before the breach of high-profile accounts on its platform.

Earlier in July, the company had reported a breach where hackers accessed its internal systems to hijack some of the platform's top voices including US presidential candidate Joe Biden and reality TV star Kim Kardashian and used them to solicit digital currency.

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