Bank of America announced today that Gregory T. Garcia, formerly assistant secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) in the Department of Homeland Security, has been named partnership executive for cybersecurity and identity management.
Based in Washington D.C., Garcia will report to Enterprise Information Management Executive Christopher P. Higgins. Garcia will lead the bank’s relationships with public and private partners in cybersecurity and identity management, and will contribute to the bank’s strategies in those areas.
“Cybersecurity and identity management have become global issues that require us to work with private and public partners across industries and borders to help us protect our customers,” said Marc Gordon, Chief Technology Officer at Bank of America.
From 2006 to 2008, he served as the first presidentially-appointed assistant secretary for CS&C in the Department of Homeland Security. CS&C supports government efforts to enhance cyber and network security and to align national communications security strategy with changing risks. Garcia led CS&C’s strategic direction and oversaw the National Cyber Security Division, the Office of Emergency Communications, and the National Communications System. Most recently, Garcia was president of Garcia Strategies, LLC, a strategic business and government affairs consulting firm.