Kris Fador is Chief Information Security officer for Bank of America. He leads a team
of more than 3,000 experts across 17 countries dedicated to protecting the financial
data of the company’s individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses
and large corporations.
The Global Information Security (GIS) team defends against current and future
threats to the company, and partners closely with industry and government
associations to ensure the security of the sector as a whole. GIS inventors have filed
or been granted more than 1,000 cyber security patents, and the team has been
recognized externally for their efforts, including Hot Company Security Team of the
Year in 2022 and Most Innovative Security Team in 2023 from Cyber Defense
In his prior role, Kris led the cybersecurity operations team, including Cyber Security
Defense, Cyber Security Assurance, Cyber Crime Prevention and the Business
Information Security Office.
Kris has been a board member of the Financial Services – Information Sharing and
Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) since 2019, and currently serves as chair of the audit
committee. He is a passionate advocate for closing the gender gap in technology
and serves as co-executive sponsor for Bank of America’s Women in Technology &
Operations organization, having previously co-chaired the employee advocacy
He is a graduate of Lake Forest College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in
economics and history.