JPMorgan’s Ex-Security Chief Leaves After Switch to Texas Role

Jim Cummings, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s former chief security officer, has left the bank 11 months after being reassigned to a smaller role.

Cummings, whose prior experience included leading a U.S. Air Force cyber-combat unit, joined New York-based JPMorgan in 2014 to supervise security globally. He oversaw more than 1,000 employees until being shifted last year to manage military and veterans housing initiatives from San Antonio.

His departure was announced within the bank last week, and confirmed to Bloomberg by a spokeswoman, Patricia Wexler. Cummings didn’t respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

Corporations have been hiring former government cyberwarriors experienced in skirmishing with the hacking operations of foreign nations. Cummings and former chief information security officer Greg Rattray, who also worked in the Air Force, dealt with the aftermath of JPMorgan’s massive 2014 data breach, which exposed the information of 83 million bank customers.

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