Stephen Scharf is Chief Security Officer (CSO) at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. In this role he is responsible for centralizing and aligning the firm’s global information security, physical security, employee safety, and crisis/incident management functions, ensuring a comprehensive and holistic approach to risk management and resilience across the organization.
Stephen comes from Experian where he served as Global Chief Information Security Officer, accountable for the overall strategy, leadership and governance of Experian’s global information security, physical security and business continuity programs.
Prior to that, Stephen was Global Chief Security Officer for Bloomberg, LP. and Managing Security Architect for security consulting firm @stake.
Stephen has over twenty-five years of experience in Information Technology with a twenty-year concentration in Information Security. He has achieved the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and previously held certifications as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Checkpoint Certified Systems Engineer (CCSE), and Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA). He is a regular speaker at security events, including talks at the United Nations. Stephen has also authored multiple articles on security topics, including forensics, security administration, business continuity planning, and outsourcing. In 2012, Stephen was honored as CSO of the Year by SC Magazine.
As part of his industry activities, Stephen is currently a member of the Boards of Sheltered Harbor and the Financial Systemic Analysis and Resilience Center (FSARC). Stephen was a member of the International Board of Directors for ASIS from 2011 to 2013. He has also served as a past member of the Advisory Board for the ASIS CSO Roundtable and a past member of the ASIS Committee for Enterprise Risk Management. He has also served on the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International Board of Directors.
Stephen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College with a major in History and a minor in English.
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