That Data Sprawl is Here! What Should We Do About it? – Nick Ritter – CSP #174

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First Financial Bank , headshots photographed in Cincinnati, OH 3-14-23
Nick Ritter
Senior VP, Chief Information Security Officer at First Financial Bank

Nick Ritter is the leader of the Bank’s information security program, member of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee and a key advisor to the board of directors. He brings more than 20 years of enterprise and industrial cyber security experience to his position at First Financial Bank.
Prior to joining the Bank, Nick was the Chief Product Security Officer at GE and had responsibility for the security of GE’s commercial products, supply chain, manufacturing, applications, and third parties. He was additionally responsible for attack simulations (Red Team).
He also has prior experience as a CISO, serving as one of the 3 global CISOs at a global industrial conglomerate based in Munich, Germany. There, he originated the centralized cyber defense program, built the technical security organization, and helped establish the commercial OT security practice.
While living in Germany, Nick lectured at the George C. Marshall European Center for Strategic Studies. There he taught classes on Securing Critical Infrastructure, Cyber Security Policy, and Strategic Cyber Defense. Nick also served as an advisor to NATO in the development of their cyber command training curriculum.
Nick resides in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, OH with his wife and two daughters.


Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative

Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.