News Corporation announced Thursday it had promoted Fox Interactive Media/MySpace Chief Security Officer Hemanshu Nigam to a company-wide role in which he will oversee safety, security and privacy for all of the company’s online properties.
Nigam will still be in charge of MySpace’s security programs. He will work closely with recently appointed Chief Digital Officer, Jon Miller, and will report to SVP Ellen Agress.
"Since he joined MySpace, Hemu has become a nationally known leader and spokesman on Internet safety, security and privacy," Agress said in a statement. "Under Hemu’s leadership, MySpace has set the bar in online safety and security and we look forward to applying his knowledge and expertise across our vast portfolio of online properties."
Before joining the company in May 2006, Nigam ran safety, security, privacy, education, NGO and law enforcement programs for MySpace, IGN and Photobucket. At MySpace, he helped to launch the Sentinel SAFE technology to help protect online users from registered sex offenders.
"I’m eager to expand upon the great momentum we’ve achieved in online safety," Nigam said. "I am honored by this opportunity and committed to bringing our company to the forefront of online safety, security, and privacy efforts in the digital media industry."