Stephen Ward is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at TIAA, providing direction and ingenuity over cybersecurity and technology risk. In this role, he manages the identification and remediation of information technology risks and the security technologies that safeguard the company’s information assets from attacks. In addition to cybersecurity and risk, he provides a comprehensive governance structure pertaining to security standards, processes and threats across the firm’s various security disciplines.
Stephen has over 16 years of experience in physical security, fraud, cybersecurity, risk and information security. He has held senior roles in both the private sector and federal government. At JPMorgan Chase, he was active in multiple aspects of overseeing cyber intelligence, fraud investigations, information security and risk. As an agent with the federal government, the breadth of his training and experience spanned physical protection, fraud and cybersecurity.