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Tim Held serves as executive vice president and chief information security officer of information security services for U.S. Bank. He is responsible for leading a multidisciplinary information security team operating across the United States, Europe, and Asia, focusing on prevention, detection, and response. Areas of responsibility include: architecture, engineering, security operations, incident response, data loss prevention, vulnerability assessment services, online fraud detection, security monitoring, insider threat, and cyber threat intelligence.

Held has 20+ years of information technology experience, 18 focused on information security and risk management. His diverse background blends rich leadership experience with deep technical acumen. Prior to joining U.S. Bank in 2005, Held enjoyed a successful career in both leadership and technical hands-on roles at Fifth Third Bancorp, Jireh Consulting Group, and AAA Travel and Insurance Services. Areas of responsibility included security consulting, security architecture, application development, network security, biometric development, and employee fraud and theft detection.

In 2015, Held and three other team members under his leadership were awarded patent #055555-0686, “Source Request Monitoring,” which is an innovative process to help detect and prevent fraudulent money movement transactions from compromised devices.

Held earned a master of science in information security management from Colorado Tech University, an NSA School of Excellence. He also earned professional certificates in Information Systems Security, Information Systems Security Management, Security Certification and Accreditation, and Project Management (PMI-sponsored). Additionally, he attended Stanford University’s Advanced Computer Security Program and Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.

Held maintains an active U.S. Department of Homeland Security-sponsored SECRET clearance.