Former CISO, Merrill Lynch and Citi
Steve Katz is the founder and President of Security Risk Solutions, LLC an information security company providing consulting, mentoring, coaching and advisory services to major, mid-size, startup and venture capital companies. He is an Executive Advisor to Deloitte, and is on the Advisory Boards for, Agari. Veriphyr, Glasswall, Vaultive, and TrustMapp He has also served as a member of the (ISC)² Americas Advisory Board for Information Systems Security as well as Advisor to the Executive Committee of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC). In 1995, Katz joined Citicorp/Citigroup after the Russian hacking incident. At Citi, he was named as the industry's first Chief Information Security Officer. He spent the next six years directing Citigroup's global Corporate Information Security Office. Katz then joined Merrill Lynch as their Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, where he organized and instituted the company-wide privacy and security program. He also served as the interim CISO and Advisor to the Head of Technology Risk at Kaiser Permanente. In addition to testifying before Congress on numerous information security issues and mentoring many Fortune 50 CISOs, he was appointed as the first Financial Services Sector Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Protection by the Secretary of the Treasury. Katz was also named as the first Chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS/ISAC) and is an Advisor to the National Health Sharing and Analysis Center (NH/ISAC) Board of Directors.