Joe Bernik

Chief Technical Strategist, McAfee

Joe Bernik is Chief Technical Strategist at McAfee. Joe has two decades of experience creating and implementing cyber security management programs at global Financial Institutions. While serving as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and head of Information risk at ABN AMRO, Fifth Third Bank and BNY Mellon, Joe led teams dedicated to protecting customer data, complying with data-related laws and regulations, and managing incident response programs. Joe started his career with the US Defense Department (DOD) securing military systems.  

Joe has is an avid speaker and writer and has held posts on several industry groups including the 

Federal Reserve Council on Fraud the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center 

(FS-ISAC) and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Mr., Bernik also serves as advisor to the Congressional Banking Committee where he has presented and testified on matters of National Security.  

Mr. Bernik hold degrees from in Information Systems and Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington and the City University of New York respectively.