Twitter has announced the addition of a chief information security officer to its team nearly a year since the position has been vacant. Rinki Sethi is the new executive who will be overseeing the tech company’s information security practices and policies.
According to her tweet announcing the appointment, Rinki will also work with Nick Tornow who is the platform lead at Twitter.
The major purpose of her role will be to ensure the protection of customer data in order to continue protecting people’s trust in Twitter. Recall the massive hack that was carried out on Twitter in July which led to the hijacking of the accounts of some well-known people including Elon Musk, Joe Biden and Bill Gates?
The incident led to a cryptocurrency scam which defrauded people of about $120,000 in bitcoin. TechNext reported that Graham Clark, Mason Sheppard and Nima Fazeli were arrested in the US and charged with perpetrating the hack.
Twitter had no chief information security officer at the time of the hack because Mike Convertino had vacated the role to join cyber resilience firm, Arceo in December 2019.
Before taking up the role at Twitter, Rinki Sethi worked as the Vice President and chief information security officer at cloud data management company, Rubrik. She also served as the Vice President for Information Security at IBM and held the same position at the cyber-security firm, Palo Alto Networks.
Besides other cybersecurity roles she has held in companies which include Walmart and eBay, she has worked as the Director & Head of Product Security at Intuit.
Sethi will be overseeing areas which include Enterprise Risk, Security Risk, Application Security, and Detection & Response at Twitter. She will work closely with teams which include Privacy & Data Protection to make sure that the company staff and board are up to date on all issues relating to security.