August 8, 2022

What you need to know

  • Snap has hired outgoing Secret Service chief James Murray as its chief security officer.
  • Murray will join the company next month, reporting directly to CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel.
  • He is set to retire from his post at the end of this month.

Secret Service chief James Murray is joining Snap Inc. in August as a chief security officer, reporting directly to CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel.

According to The Washington Post (opens in new tab), Murray is set to retire from the Secret Service on July 30 after a 27-year career with the agency. Snap, the parent firm of Snapchat, has confirmed to Variety (opens in new tab) that it has hired Murray.