FIS™, the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology, today announced that Greg Schaffer has been named Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Upon assuming this executive-level position on April 2, Schaffer will have enterprise-wide oversight of FIS’ information security program, functions and initiatives.
Schaffer is one of the industry’s leading security experts. Prior to joining FIS, Schaffer served as Acting Deputy Under Secretary (ADUS) for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) and Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Prior to the Department of Homeland Security, Schaffer developed and implemented an enterprise security and compliance operation for Alltel Communications, serving as its CISO, Chief Security Officer and ultimately Chief Risk Officer, as well as establishing its Office of Privacy.
As the No. 1 provider of financial technology, FIS endeavors to be a model for excellence in information technology. FIS is committed to providing industry-leading security to its clients and is unwavering in its efforts to continually advance the company’s information security measures. In addition to the hiring of Schaffer, FIS is also dedicating substantial financial and personnel resources to advance the company’s information security initiatives.
“FIS is committed to working with our clients to continually advance our security initiatives as cybercrime remains a growing problem,” said Frank Martire, FIS president and chief executive officer. “Hiring a renowned industry expert such as Greg Schaffer is just one step in our multi-faceted strategic plan to advance our information security capabilities beyond what’s prevalent in the industry today.”
FIS (fisglobal.com) is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 100 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 32,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions. First in financial technology, FIS tops the annual FinTech 100 list, is ranked third on the Barron’s 500, 426 on the Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index.
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