BlockFi hires new security chief in wake of last month's data breach

Crypto lender BlockFi has hired Adam Healy as its new Chief Security Officer (CSO), nearly a month after it experienced a SIM card swap data breach

According to the company, Healy brings more than 15 years of experience working in national security. He comes to BlockFi from the digital asset firm Bakkt, where he was Chief Information Security Officer. 

Before that, he worked in the US Intelligence Community as a system architect and the Department of Defense as a technical program manager. 

In an email to The Block, Healy said he plans to make BlockFi “a leader in the security discussion," and will carry out “a full review of all security services and systems across the company.”

Healy said “shaping a security-first culture” will be one of his main initial challenges at BlockFi. “In many cases, employees are your last line of defense.”