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Phil Venables, MSc, is a computer scientist, software engineer, and expert in technology, security, and enterprise risk who has co-founded and led multiple corporate and industry-wide cybersecurity initiatives focused on safeguarding critical infrastructure in the financial sector.

  • Serves on several non-profit boards, including as Distinguished Expert for the NSA Science of Security Program, member of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board of NIST, board member of the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, and board member of the Volatility and Risk Institute of the New York University Stern School of Business.
  • Served as Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Operational Risk Officer at Goldman Sachs for 20 years and was a Board Director at Goldman Sachs Bank.
  • Co-founded and directed many of the U.S. Financial Services Sector critical infrastructure protection initiatives such as the FS-ISAC, FS-ARC and Sheltered Harbor.
  • Managed security at several major global banks, including Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and Standard Chartered.
  • Co-founded the non-profit Center for Internet Security and served on its Board from 2014-2020.
  • Winner of multiple awards from the RSA Conference in 2008, FS-ISAC Critical Infrastructure Award in 2017, ISACA Wasserman Award, and the SINET Innovation Award in 2019.
  • Served on multiple National Academies committees and workshops including Foundational Cybersecurity Research and Implications of Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity.

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