Richard Baich

CISO,
Wells Fargo

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Rich Baich is Wells Fargo’s Chief Information Security Officer. The five Technology and Operations Group teams encompassed by Rich’s world include Enterprise Information Management, Information Security Architecture, Information Security Implementation, Information Security Technology, and Security Threat Management.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2012, Rich was a Principal at Deloitte & Touche where he led the Global Cyber Threat and Vulnerability Management practice. Rich’s other security leadership roles include Naval Information Warfare Officer for the National Security Agency (NSA), Senior Director for Professional Services at Network Associates (now McAfee) and after 9/11, as Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Rich retired after 20+ years of military service serving in various roles.
In 2005, Rich authored Winning as a CISO, a leadership sourcebook for security executives. He received the “Information Security Executive of the Year in Georgia” award in 2004 for his security and pioneering leadership. He was selected as an advisor for the 44th President’s Commission on Cybersecurity.

Rich holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Management from the University of Maryland University College as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy. Rich is also a Joint Forces Staff College and Naval War College graduate. He qualified as an Information Warfare Officer and has numerous security industry certifications.

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