FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Bank Policy Institute and BITS, the technology policy division of BPI, are pleased to announce the hiring of Kenice Middleton as Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity Risk Management. Ms. Middleton will oversee the organization’s cybersecurity portfolio and policy work including BITS’ industry efforts in risk management and critical infrastructure resilience. Since 2014, she served as Director, Cybersecurity Risk Management for the IRS, where she led compliance, risk, and cybersecurity initiatives and provided oversight of over 140 major applications and general support systems with a team of over 200 federal employees and contractors. Ms. Middleton will start on February 25 and will report to Chris Feeney, President of BITS.
“We are thrilled to have Kenice join BPI and the BITS team,” said BITS President and Executive Vice President, Chris Feeney. “She will bring a wealth of cybersecurity, technical and advisory services knowledge to this role and will help to develop forward-looking strategies to address the most critical cybersecurity challenges facing the financial services industry.”
Ms. Middleton has over 16-years of experience having worked in cyber operations, cyber governance and cyber policy both in and out of government. Prior to joining the IRS, she worked at the Department of Health & Human Services, Deloitte, L3 Communications, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Additionally, Kenice teaches courses on cybersecurity at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and University of Maryland University College.
About the Bank Policy Institute. The Bank Policy Institute (BPI) is a nonpartisan public policy, research and advocacy group, representing the nation’s leading banks and their customers. Our members include universal banks, regional banks and the major foreign banks doing business in the United States. Collectively, they employ almost 2 million Americans, make nearly half of the nation’s small business loans, and are an engine for financial innovation and economic growth.
The Business-Innovation-Technology-Security division (better known as BITS), is a division of BPI that brings BPI’s banks and other affiliate members together in an executive-level forum to discuss and promote current and emerging technology, foster innovation, reduce fraud and improve cybersecurity and risk management practices for the nation’s financial sector.
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