FS-ISAC Names Steven Silberstein New CEO

Silberstein will
replace outgoing CEO Bill Nelson January 1, 2019

RESTON, VA., -�Media OutReach�- 5 December 2018 -The
Financial Services
Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC)
, today announced the appointment of Steven Silberstein as President and
Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Silberstein's appointment will be effective as
January 1, 2019.

FS-ISAC is a
non-profit member-driven organization that helps to assure the resilience and
continuity of the global financial services sector.

In his new role, Silberstein
will be responsible for expanding FS-ISAC membership and its products, services
and resources, while continuing to embody its non-profit mission. He will lead
efforts to increase the value of information sharing in the sector and improve
how member organizations share critical information. Close collaboration between members and external stakeholders,
including regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies, is increasingly
important given the growing number and complexity of local and global cyber and
physical threats.

is a tremendous leader with deep expertise and experience in the threat
intelligence and information services industry," said FS-ISAC Board Chairman
and U.S. Bank Chief Information Security Officer Jason Witty. "He has
innovative ideas and our board is looking forward to having him in this
important leadership role. We also want to acknowledge Bill Nelson for his many
years of service to FS-ISAC and the strong legacy of success he created."

Silberstein joins FS-ISAC
from BlueVoyant, where he was chief operating officer, responsible for technology,
marketing and administration of this global intelligence firm.
Prior, he served as the CEO of
Sheltered Harbor -- an FS-ISAC subsidiary - an initiative designed to enhance
the U.S. financial services industry's resiliency capability in the event of a
major incident to ensure consumers have access to critical account assets.

Earlier in his career, Silberstein spent
over three years as part of the executive team at SunGard, the global financial
technology company, culminating in its sale to FIS in 2015. As SunGard's first
CTO, he led a global product delivery team of over 4,000 professionals. Before
SunGard, Steve held senior management positions at Chi-X Global, Lehman
Brothers and FAME Information Systems in Hong Kong and in the U.S. Silberstein
is an adjunct professor at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University
and a member of the Leadership Council of Rensselaer Lally School of

Nelson leaves FS-ISAC to become Global
Resilience Federation's (GRF) first CEO. Over the last 12 years
leading the organization, Nelson spearheaded the growth of FS-ISAC from a small
organization with a few hundred to nearly 7,000 members globally today. Major
accomplishments include adoption of the Traffic Light Protocol, establishing
circles of trust to enable subsectors and communities of interest to share,
development of numerous cyberexercises, expansion of public-private
partnerships globally and creation of subsidiaries. Subsidiaries include Sheltered
, FSARC, Financial
Data Exchange
and GRF,
which was spun off in May 2017.


Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) is a
non-profit corporation that was established in 1999 and is funded by its nearly
7,000-member firms headquartered in 48 countries with users in 72 countries.
FS-ISAC is a member-driven organization whose mission is to help assure the
resilience and continuity of the global financial services infrastructure and
individual firms against acts that could significantly impact the sector's
ability to provide services critical to the orderly function of the global
economy. FS-ISAC shares threat and vulnerability information, conducts
coordinated contingency planning exercises, manages rapid response
communications for both cyber and physical events, conducts education and
training programs and fosters collaborations with and among other key sectors
and government agencies.

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