The Role of the SEC in Enforcing InfoSec Legislation

Founded 85 years ago at the height of the Great Depression, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has a clear mission: to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

Put simply, the SEC aims to protect US investors by maintaining a fair market. The SEC doesn’t work directly with investors, however. Instead, it regulates stock exchanges and entities that trade and sell securities, such as investment advisors, asset managers, and brokers.

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