Bank of America Names Chief Information Security Officer

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Bank of America has announced that Patrick Gorman has joined the company as chief information security officer. Gorman is a senior strategy and technology executive with more than 25 years of experience in government and the private sector, including serving as associate director of National Intelligence and chief information officer for the U.S. Director of National Intelligence.

In this role, Gorman is responsible for the bank's information security strategy, policy and program. He is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to Chief Technology Officer Marc Gordon.

'We're committed to delivering the best possible information security for our customers and clients', said Gordon. 'We continuously look for opportunities to enhance our information security capabilities, partner with other organizations to share best practices, and hire and retain the best talent globally in information security.

'By bringing Patrick on board, we're combining his experience and knowledge with an already very strong team of information security professionals; the result will be a combined capability and experience set that continues to position us well against current and future risks and opportunities'.

Gorman most recently was senior executive advisor for cybersecurity and advanced analytics at Booz Allen Hamilton, responsible for strategic planning and capability development for the firm's cybersecurity portfolio. He rejoined Booz Allen Hamilton from the Office of Director of National Intelligence where he managed the Intelligence Community's Incident Response Center.

Prior to Booz Allen Hamilton, Gorman spent 10 years in the U.S. Air Force in the Electronic Security Command, Air Force Intelligence and Air Force Special Operations Command on assignments for the National Security Agency's Central Security Service, the cryptologic support arm for the Department of Defense.

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