Bank of America announced this week that is has hired Patrick Gorman as chief information security officer and be responsible for the bank’s information security strategy, policy and program.
Gorman most recently was senior executive advisor for cybersecurity and advanced analytics at Booz Allen Hamilton, responsible for strategic planning and capability development for the firm’s cybersecurity portfolio. He rejoined Booz Allen Hamilton from the Office of Director of National Intelligence where he managed the Intelligence Community’s Incident Response Center. Prior to Booz Allen Hamilton, Gorman spent 10 years in the U.S. Air Force in the Electronic Security Command, Air Force Intelligence and Air Force Special Operations Command on assignments for the National Security Agency’s Central Security Service, the cryptologic support arm for the Department of Defense.
Based in Washington, D.C. Gorman reports to Chief Technology Officer Marc Gordon.
The bank is looking to further increase security against both internal and external threats, following the release of a massive batch of internal Bank of America emails by Anonymous, the group of online hackers notorious for its politically charged “hacktivism.”