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Chief Information Security Officer


City National Bank


Los Angeles, CA


The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is the senior executive who provides the strategic and operational leadership for City National Bank's cyber security and technology risk management programs. In this critical role, the CISO is responsible for the development and implementation of the enterprise cyber security policies, standards, programs and strategic plans to achieve a high degree of security program excellence. The CISO leads a team of 30+ security and risk professionals who deliver a variety of security programs and services each day -- access and identity management, cyber security operations, threat and vulnerability management, policy and standards development, and security engineering and architecture. As well, the CISO leads the technology risk management function for the first line of defense. The CISO serves as senior leader on a variety of executive-level technology, risk and security oversight bodies and is the primary liaison for the bank with regulatory agencies and audit/compliance partners. The CISO provides direct, independent communication to the committees of the board on the health, state and strategic plans for the information security program.

The CISO is a key member of the CIO's leadership team, providing innovative thought leadership to senior executives on the overall IT strategic plan, key system investments, and critical third party relationships.

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