American International Group (AIG) has appointed Tom Parker as deputy chief information security officer (CISO), effectively immediately.
Parker will work closely with Rick Baich AIG’s chief information security officer, in developing and leading the execution of AIG’s global cybersecurity risk management strategies.
Prior to joining AIG he worked at Accenture Security where he was the growth, strategy and technology lead. He previously co-founded in 2011 and eventually sold to Accenture in 2015 a consultancy named FusionX, which provided innovative cyber risk management services.
Prior to FusionX, he held leadership roles at numerous cyber security organisations, including the cyber security services arm of Verizon Business.
He has published four books on the topic of information security, including “Cyber Adversary Characterisation – Auditing the Hacker Mind,” and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world, including the BlackHat Briefings. He also contributes to organisations influencing the future of cyber security, such as the World Economic Forum’s Center for Cyber Security and the Atlantic Council Cyber Statecraft Initiative.
Baich, CISO said: “Tom is a skilled technical engineer, accomplished entrepreneur and senior business strategist in the IT space. He has extensive experience leading technical operations teams and developing innovative solutions for companies on matters relating to cyber and information security, and he will provide valuable perspective as we continue to evolve our cyber risk management program at AIG.”
Parker, deputy CISO, said: “This is an exciting time to join AIG as the company continues to implement a robust strategy to address current and emerging cyber risks. I look forward to working with Rich and the global team to further strengthen the security measures that protect the information of AIG and its insureds.”