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Wells Fargo Names Rich Baich Chief Information Security Officer

Wells Fargo on Monday said that it has appointed Rich Baich to the role of chief information security officer (CISO).

Baich will join San Francisco-based Wells Fargo late this summer following his departure from Deloitte and Touche, where he has led the Global Cyber Threat and Vulnerability Management Practice.

Prior to Deloitte and Touche, Baich served in several executive security roles including Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, ChoicePoint, and the FBI.

As Wells Fargo’s CISO, Baich will be charged with masterminding the company’s security vision, strategy, and programs designed to secure both customer and company information.

“We are fortunate to be able to add Rich’s expertise to our team to carry us forward in the management of information security with an emphasis on safeguarding customer and company information,” said Martin Davis, executive vice president and head of Enterprise Technology Services, Technology and Operations, Wells Fargo. “Our IT systems, products and services play a critical role in the customer experience. Rich’s exceptional skills and leadership are an excellent fit for Wells Fargo.”

Baich also served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years as an Information Warfare Officer, Cryptology Officer, and Surface Warfare Officer. He earned an undergraduate degree at the United States Naval Academy and completed a Master of Science in Management degree in Financial Management as well an M.B.A from the University of Maryland.

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