MySpace Names New Chief Security Officer

Apr 14, 2006


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Fox Interactive Media (FIM), parent of MySpace.com, has appointed Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam to oversee safety, education and privacy programs and law enforcement affairs for MySpace, as well as the network of FIM properties. Nigam, who currently serves as director of consumer security outreach and child safe computing at the Microsoft Corporation, brings more than 15 years of experience in online safety for private industry and law enforcement, including serving as a Federal prosecutor against Internet child exploitation for the US Department of Justice, an advisor to a Congressional commission on online child safety, and an advisor to the White House on cyberstalking. Nigam's appointment is effective May 1, 2006.

Nigam's role at Microsoft has been to lead the team within Microsoft's Security Technology Unit responsible for driving consumer security outreach and child safe computing strategies. Nigam oversees outreach and partnership development with government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in online consumer safety and security. Nigam also served as a spokesperson on virus, hacking, and spam enforcement outreach, and on child online protection and law enforcement outreach.

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