Edward Sarama is the Chief Security Officer and Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk & Resilience at Fiserv, a leading provider of financial electronic commerce services and products for 16,000 clients worldwide, primarily banks, credit unions and thrifts. 

In this role, Sarama is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining Fiserv’s information security, risk and compliance programs. This includes regulatory compliance, business and product risk assessments, security architecture planning and assurance, as well as strategy of the information security, risk and compliance of the largest banks, merchants and financial institutions in the world, including the company’s own enterprise accessed by 19,000 associates.

Sarama has more than 35 years of experience in information technology with 19 years in information security, and risk management. His experience and knowledge grew alongside the financial services industry shift from paper to online banking, bill payment and investment services processes, as CSO for CheckFree, acquired by Fiserv in 2007, after which Sarama became CSO for the $4B company and its payment products, channels such as online, ATM, walk-in, debit card and P2P, and products serving the largest install base of account processing services. In doing so, he has shared insights with the industry for the greater good to fight fraud and protect consumers and businesses as they adopted new technologies.

Sarama has an associate’s degree in Architecture from Mercer County College, a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of North Florida, and has completed the Executive Management Program at the College of Business at Florida State University.