Justin Shibayama Herring is an Executive Deputy Superintendent at the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), where he leads the newly created Cybersecurity Division. The Cybersecurity Division focuses on protecting consumers and industry from cyber threats, and is the first of its kind to be established at a banking or insurance regulator. The Division oversees DFS’s cybersecurity examinations, issues guidance on DFS’s cybersecurity regulations, and conducts cyber-related investigations with the Consumer Protection and Financial Enforcement Division. The Division also helps the industry protect itself by disseminating trends and threat information about cyber-attacks.
Mr. Herring joined DFS from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey, where he was Chief of the office’s first Cyber Crimes Unit, supervising the prosecution of crimes such as national security threats, ransomware, hacks targeting corporations, financial institutions, accounting firms and government networks, and cyber-enabled frauds such as business email compromises and account takeovers. He also prosecuted and supervised white-collar cases involving investment fraud, stock manipulation, money laundering, insider trading, and corporate embezzlement.
Mr. Herring graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, and received a B.A. from Swarthmore College. After law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Danny J. Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.