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Rinki Sethi Named CISO of Twitter

Twitter’s search for a new chief information security officer (CISO) has come to an end. The social media giant announced this week that Rinki Sethi has been appointed to the role.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Sethi previously held management positions at eBay, Intuit, Palo Alto Networks, IBM and Rubrik. She is also on the boards of several organizations and acts as an advisor for several companies.

Rinki Sethi appointed the new CISO of Twitter

Sethi is Twitter’s third CISO since March 2018, when Michael Coates left the company. Twitter announced at the time that Joseph Camilleri, a senior manager for information security and risk, would act as interim CISO.

Camilleri was interim CISO until November 2018, when Mike Convertino was appointed to the role, which he held until December 2019.

In July, shortly after Twitter suffered a significant data breach that resulted in many high-profile accounts getting hijacked to promote a cryptocurrency scam, Reuters reported that Twitter had stepped up its search for a new CISO in the weeks leading up to the incident.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.