President, Security Risk Solutions, LLC
A prominent figure in network security and the world's first Chief Information Security Officer, Katz is widely regarded as one of the discipline's thought leaders. In addition to his roles since 1985 as the senior security executive for JP Morgan, Citibank/Citigroup, and most recently Merrill Lynch, he has been a force at both industry and government levels in raising the visibility and shaping the direction of the security industry. Well known and deeply respected within both the financial services and security industries, Katz has testified to Congress on information security issues, was appointed as the Financial Services Sector Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Protection by the Secretary of the Treasury, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences. He also has served as a Founder and Chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, Chairman of the American Bankers Association Information Systems Security Committee, Vice Chair Financial Services Roundtable-BITS Security and Risk Assessment Committee, and Member of both the New York Clearinghouse Banks Data Security Officers Committee, and the Securities Industry Association Information Security Committee.