The executive in charge of protecting JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s computer network from hackers has been reassigned, after a year on the job that included controversy over his handling of a massive data breach and the departure of several top security team members.
Greg Rattray, a former U.S. Air Force commander for information warfare and a cyber-expert at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush, no longer works as JPMorgan’s chief information security officer, according to an internal memo sent June 11 and reviewed by Bloomberg News. Rattray is now head of global cyber partnerships and government strategy and reports to Paul Compton, the bank’s chief administrative officer.
Rohan Amin, a former cyber-security executive at Lockheed Martin Corp. who joined JPMorgan last August, has replaced Rattray, according to the memo.
One of his responsibilities will be building relationships between the biggest U.S. bank, law enforcement and other government agencies, according to the memo. That move surprised some bank insiders, considering that Rattray’s response to the breach discovered last August — in which hackers stole the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of 83 million individuals and small businesses — frayed the bank’s ties with federal agencies.
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