About Eric Staffin
Eric has extensive leadership and practical C-suite experience working as a Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Risk Policy Committee Chair in regulated and non-regulated companies. He has a proven track record of building high performance teams and partnering with public company Board Members, clients and colleagues to drive the recognition and treatment of franchise level strategic, cyber, privacy, operational, regulatory compliance, and M&A risks within interconnected global companies.
Eric recently completed a nearly four-year role as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for IHS Markit (INFO), a $50 billion public company that was a global leader in information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide prior to its merger with S&P Global. He was charged with driving the design, implementation and continuous improvement of a global cyber security program that supported innovation as an enabler of business and revenue growth, established a stronger enterprise-wide posture that reduced risk, improved decision-making, and accelerated business priorities, and, cost effectively mitigated and reduced the risk and impact of client, market and regional disruptions caused by physical, technology, environmental and cybersecurity related incidents.
Previously, Eric held senior leadership team roles at S&P Global (Chief Risk Officer, S&P Global Market Intelligence) and Thomson Reuters (Chief Resiliency and Business Information Security Officer, Wealth Management), and senior product, operational and risk management roles at Citibank and Bankers Trust.
Eric received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Finance and Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is a Governing Body Co-Chair for the Evanta New York CISO Advisory Forum, a Leadership Board member of the New York/New Jersey chapter of the Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum, holds the CISSP certification from (ISC)2, the FBCI (Fellow) certification from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), and serves as a speaker, trainer, contributor, moderator and panelist for (ISC)2, the BCI, DCRO, ISACA, and several regional and international organizations on issues relating to Threat Management, Transformational Leadership, Operational Resiliency, Crisis & Incident Management, Data Privacy, Supply Chain Resiliency, and Cybersecurity and Business Resiliency Convergence.