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Private: Advisors

Protecting the world’s most sensitive data

Stephen R. Katz

For over twenty-five years, Steve Katz has been directly involved in establishing, building and directing Information Security and Privacy functions. He is the founder and President of Security Risk Solutions, an information security company providing consulting and advisory services to major, mid-size, startup and venture capital companies. Steve is an Executive Advisor to Deloitte, is on the Board of Directors of nCircle Inc, on the Technology Advisory Board of Phoenix Technologies and is on the Advisory Board of CSO Magazine. Steve is also a member of the (ISC)² Americas Advisory Board for Information Systems Security.

Steve organized and managed the Information Security Program at JP Morgan for ten years. In 1995, he joined Citicorp/Citigroup after the Russian hacking incident. At Citi, Steve was the industry’s first Chief Information Security Officer. He spent the next six years directing Citigroup’s global Corporate Information Security Office.
Steve then joined Merrill Lynch as their Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, where he organized and instituted the company-wide privacy and security program.

Steve has testified before Congress on numerous information security issues, and in 1998 was appointed Financial Services Sector Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Protection by the Secretary of the Treasury. He was also the first Chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS/ISAC), and is an Advisor to the FS/ISAC Board of Directors.