Jason Witty is Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Security Officer at U.S. Bancorp, providing singular accountability for all information security controls in the company. An award-winning CISO, Jason was recognized as a 2017 Ponemon Fellow; the 2017 SecureWorld Ambassador of the Year; a 2015 “CISO Superhero” at I.S.E. North America; the 2014 I.S.E. North America People’s Choice Award winner; 2013“CISO of the Year” by the Information Systems Security Association of Chicago and the Association of Information Technology Professionals; and one of Information Security Magazine’s 2013 “Security 7” representing the Financial Sector. He is a highly rated public speaker, frequently keynoting on cyber security topics at large events including CSA Cloud Summit, Finsec, InfosecEurope, RSA Conference, SecureWorld, and others.

Prior to joining U.S. Bancorp, Jason was the Senior Vice President and Cyberthreat Prevention Services Executive at Bank of America. He was responsible for a team of information security professionals spanning eight countries who provided information security risk prevention and deterrence services, globally. He was simultaneously accountable for all information security controls outside of the United States for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, covering 48 countries.

Jason is a certified Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP) who has played major leadership roles in information security throughout his career. He has 25 years of information technology experience, 23 focusing on information security risk management. Before his role at Bank of America, Jason was the First Vice-President of Security Services for LaSalle Bank N.A. He also led the internal Information Security team at The Options Clearing Corporation and served as Director of Global Security Architecture for Aon Corporation at its world-wide headquarters in Chicago. He combines strong organizational management and leadership skills with a high degree of technical knowledge, the result of hands-on information security experience early in his career at Allstate Insurance, N.A.S.A. Langley, Siemens, and Jefferson Laboratories.

Over his career, Jason has been involved in 57 acquisition related network integrations, set up secure eCommerce environments, and led multiple cross-industry forums.

Providing industry leadership, Jason is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS/ISAC); Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC); and a Board Advisor to Arbor Networks, Amgen, Forcepoint, Kohl’s and Qualys. He was also on the Program Committee of the RSA Conference (2013-2017) and serves as FBI’s Chicago Infragard Sector Chief for Finance.

Jason also partners passionately with Rahab’s Daughters, a not-for-profit organization that specializes in rescuing victims of human trafficking.