Full Name
Matthew Lang
Job Title
Chief Information Security Officer
State Employees' Credit Union (SECU)
Speaker Bio
Executive Biography

Information Security Leadership that enables the business, while reducing security risks for the organization, and raising the security posture for the enterprise.

My vision for every organization is to improve their security posture by implementing the right tools with the right people at the right time. With my experience as an executive of Information Security paired with a strategic mindset and tactical skillset and everyone’s help we will make SECU more secure.

We will consistently deliver cost effective results, using risk based decisions, and aligning technology initiatives with business goals focusing on information security. Some recent successes I have had at other organizations:

• Cost saving initiative at Bank of America saw a return on investment of 55 (mil) annualized by reducing redundant insecure external data exchanges with a secure data exchange- an excellent example of saving money while improving the security posture in just 5 months.
• Focusing on budgeting I was able to reduce duplicate security systems at Belk, saving an annualized 1.5 (mil) in IT spending for their Information Security department with zero negative impact to security readiness or risk. My ability to train even at the Board of Directors level allowed for executives to learn the complexity of Information Security while responding to a mock security incident.

I believe in mentoring and coaching individuals to push themselves out of their comfort zones so they can perform at higher levels. As a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer after 22 years, I continue to motivate and encourage employees to buy into the corporate vision and standard I expect the department to follow.

My career has included leadership roles at large and small companies. I have a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from East Carolina University as well as holding the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). I am a founding member of the CISO Executive Network in Charlotte NC and have recently completed the CISO Academy training with the FBI in Quantico, Virginia.
Matthew Lang