Gene is the CEO and Executive Director for the National Credit Union – Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (NCU-ISAO). The organization is a not for profit entity dedicated to the sharing and analysis of Cyber and Operational Intelligence specific to the Credit Union Sector. www.NCUISAO.org In 2007 and 2015 Gene was named one of the Top Three Security executives in the US. In October 2015 he was named the CISO of the Year by The Tampa Bay Technology Forum. He is a Distinguished Fellow for the Global Institute for Cyber Security and Research, headquartered at the Kennedy Space Center. The Institute is a partner with the Department of Homeland Security, other agencies, academia, private industry and organizations focusing on the advancement of Cyber Security.
Gene Fredriksen is the Chief Security Strategist for PSCU. In this role, he is responsible for the development of information protection and technology strategies and outreach programs for the company. Gene has over thirty-five years of Information Technology experience, with the last thirty focused specifically in the area of Information Security. In this capacity, he has been heavily involved with all areas of Audit and Security.
Immediately prior to his current role, Gene held the positions of Global CISO for Tyco International, Principal Consultant for Security and Risk Management Strategies for Burton Group and Vice President of Technology Risk Management and Chief Security Officer for Raymond James Financial.
He served as the Chair and member of multiple Government working committees including the Security and Risk Assessment Steering Committee for BITS, and Financial Services Sector Steering Committee of the Department of Homeland Security. Gene is a member of the SC Magazine Editorial Advisory Board, and the Forbes Technology Council. He has published numerous papers and books, the latest book, “The CISO Journey” was released in March 2017. He is a member of multiple advisory boards for security product companies. He is on the Board of two organizations and a formal advisor to the Board of three privately held companies.