David Cass



David Cass

Chief Information Security Officer Cloud & SaaS Operational Services, IBM

Mr. Cass is the Chief Information Security Officer for IBM Cloud & SaaS. He has global responsibility for all aspects of security practices, processes, and policies across the IBM Cloud & SaaS business unit. Mr. Cass serves as a regulatory SME and an Executive Steering committee member for IBM’s International Banking Customers. David is an active contributor to the FS-ISAC on Cloud Compliance and Security for financial services firms, and works closely with U.S., and International Regulators.

Previously Mr. Cass served as the SVP & Chief Information Security Officer for Elsevier. Where he lead an organization of experienced legal, risk and security professionals that provided data protection, privacy, security, and risk management guidance on a global basis for Elsevier. He also served as the HIPAA officer for Elsevier. David has over 4.5 years of experience running a regulated enterprise in the cloud.

David has extensive experience in IT security, risk assessment, risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery, developing security policies and procedures. He has played a key role in leading and building corporate risk & governance and information security organizations in the financial sector. As the Senior Director of Information Security Risk and Governance for Freddie Mac, David rebuilt the risk and governance function and developed a team to provide risk assessments, methodologies, tools, services, and training to improve the organization’s capabilities and maturity. Prior to that he was Vice President of Risk Management for JPMorgan Chase, and was responsible for providing an accurate assessment of the current risk management state, contributing to the future direction of risk management, continuity and disaster recovery capabilities for the organization.

David has a MSE from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MBA from MIT. He is also a frequent speaker at high profile industry conferences, and serves on the Board of Directors for PixarBio Corporation.

 

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