Nikk Gilbert is Senior Vice President, Technology and Cybersecurity Risk Management for BITS at the Bank Policy Institute. In this role, he is responsible for bringing thought leadership and developing forward-looking cybersecurity strategies to the organization and its members. Additionally, Nikk works with BITS leadership in fraud reduction, regulatory technology, risk management and innovation to develop priorities in cybersecurity and cyber automation, security standards, third-party risk management, identity management, data governance and critical infrastructure resilience.

Nikk’s experience includes working in multiple verticals as an information security executive and senior information technology leader for large multinational organizations such as the U.S Army, U.S. Navy, NATO, Alstom, ConocoPhillips, CUNA Mutual Group and Cherokee Nation Businesses. Nikk is a recipient of the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, holds the CISSP and CISM security certifications, is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute and has been a keynote speaker at technology events worldwide.