Kristopher Fador

Bank of America

Kristopher Fador is a member of the Ransomware Task Force Steering Committee.

Kris Fador is Chief Information Security Officer for Bank of America. He leads a team of more than 3,000 experts across 17 countries dedicated to protecting the financial data of the company’s individual consumers, small-and medium-market businesses and large corporations. The Global Information Security (GIS) team defends against current and future threats to the company, and partners closely with industry and government associations to ensure the security of the sector as a whole. GIS investors have filed or been granted more than 1,000 cyber security patents, and the team has been recognized externally for their efforts, including Hot Company Security Team of the Year in 2022 and Most Innovative Security Team in 2023 from Cyber Defense Magazine. 

In his prior role, Kris led the cybersecurity operations team, including Cyber Security Defense, Cyber Security Assurance, Cyber Crime Prevention and the Business Information Security Office. Kris has been a board member of the Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) since 2019, and currently serves as chair of the audit committee. He is a passionate advocate for closing the gender gap in technology and serves as co-executive sponsor for Bank of America’s Women in Technology & Operations organization, having previously co-chaired the employee advocacy group. 

He is a graduate of Lake Forest College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and history.