Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Splunk Hires Former Citibank Exec as CISO

SAN FRANCISCO — Splunk is turning to a former EVP and head of global information security at Citibank to oversee all facets of its IS posture to protect employees, customers, systems, and assets. 

Splunk, the maker of a “Data-to-Everything Platform,” hired Pamela Fusco as the company’s chief information security officer (CISO), effective immediately, according to the company last month.

She reports to Shawn Bice, president of products and technology at Splunk.

Fusco has a global mandate to lead security operations, risk and information protection, and threat management. 

She will also “enhance” Splunk’s mission-driven team, as they help organizations proactively combat advanced threats with a cloud-based security strategy and data-driven approach.

With over 30 years of global enterprise security experience, Splunk called Fusco an “industry pioneer” who’s worked in both the public and private sectors.

Previously, Fusco held CISO and chief security officer roles at Apollo Education Group, Digex, and Merck. 

She currently serves on the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Board of Directors as CFO and is a founder of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and SAFE-BioPharma. 

A former U.S. Navy cryptologist, she began her career focused on supporting security proceedings for government and national intelligence special operations, including advising The White House.

“She understands what it takes to build successful organizations, and as a former Splunk customer, she provides an essential perspective,” Bice said.

Fusco said she’s “honored” to lead the “exceptional security team” at Splunk. 

“I’ve trusted Splunk to help secure operations on numerous occasions, and there is no other cloud-first company that truly turns data into doing,” Fusco said. 

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