Rich Friedberg is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Live Oak Bank, a digital, cloud-based bank serving small business owners in all 50 states. Live Oak bank is the #1 SBA 7(a) lender by dollar volume. Prior to Live Oak, Rich led cyber security at Blackbaud, a cloud software and services provider for the social good community. Prior roles included CISO for the Credit Card division of Capital One, where he led strategic efforts to enable technology transformation and secure public cloud adoption. Rich also served as Deputy Director of the CERT® Coordination Center (CERT/CC), a Department of Defense R&D center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. During his tenure, Rich played a pivotal role in advancing national-level defense programs, supported several of the nation’s largest breaches, and worked to advance the Government’s capabilities to track nation state actors. Prior to CERT, Rich led teams at Fannie Mae across security engineering, operations, threat intelligence, electronic discovery, and incident response.
Rich holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from George Washington University, and is an adjunct instructor at Carnegie Mellon’s executive CISO program. He lives in Charleston, SC with his wife, 2 kids, and 2 dogs.