Kristopher Fador

Chief Information Security Officer at Bank of America

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.