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February 7, 2019: Brian Fricke moves to BBVA Compass as CISO
Fricke will oversee the bank’s information security and engineering risk functions. He is responsible for setting the bank’s enterprise information security policy and overseeing its information and cybersecurity risk functions for all its associated websites and systems. Fricke brings 18 years in information security and risk management to the role.
“Brian has deep experience in building information security initiatives across a multitude of organizations and military installations,” said BBVA Compass Head of Engineering Jorge Ortiz in a press release. “It’s clear from his vast experience and educational pursuits that information and cybersecurity are his passion. We’re thrilled that he’s bringing that trove of experience with him to this role that is vitally important for the bank and the customers it serves.”
Prior to his role at BBVA Compass, Fricke was the CISO for the Bank OZK, where he established a first-of-its-kind information security program. He has also worked as the CISO at the Military Sealift Command in Washington, DC. Other experience includes stints at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, USAID OIG and five years as a sergeant in the Marine Corps.
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