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Rod Aday
CISO
BANK OF CHINA

Rod Aday is the Chief Information Security Officer for Bank of China, USA. He is responsible for the bank’s Information Security Program and ensuring all technology and information security risks are managed appropriately.

Previously he was the Chief Strategy Officer for Mercury Risk and Compliance Inc (MRCI). At MRCI he partnered with the co-founders to create the company’s vision, communicate the plan with all those involved, execute business initiatives and sustain implementation efforts. Rod was also previously the Director, Information Risk Management (IRM) for Verizon where he was responsible for the IRM function across all the Verizon groups. Prior to Verizon, he was the CISO, Head of Operational Risk and Information Security for Dexia Credit Local, USA. He is an experienced security professional with many years of experience in information security, business continuity, operational risk, and information technology.

As a CISO in the financial services sector, Rod built Information Security and Business Continuity Programs from the ground up at three different financial institutions, bringing their cybersecurity maturity to the level appropriate for each institution’s risk profile and in-line with regulatory guidance. He earned his Master’s of Science in Information Security from the University of London. Rod holds a CISSP certification, as well as the concentrations CISSP-ISSAP and CISSP-ISSMP.