Matt Zaruba appointed chief information security officer for Carlson

Matt Zaruba has been appointed chief information security officer for Carlson. In this critical position, Matt will lead the company’s information security strategies to create and maintain an environment that safeguards the assets, confidential information and intellectual property of Carlson. He will report to Steve Brown, senior vice president and chief information and innovation officer, Carlson, and will chair the Information Security Council. Matt will also sit on the Global IT Council. 

Matt joins Carlson from Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., a leading provider of core solutions vital to the banking industry, including processing financial transactions, automating business processes, and managing mission-critical information, where he served as director, Information Security and Disaster Recovery, since 2004. 

In his role as chief information security officer, Matt will work within Carlson’s information security framework to direct the planning, development and implementation of global security policy and technical security architecture. This includes setting policy, standards and guidelines related to proprietary information, communication systems, data security and integrating security architecture into the ongoing Technology/Security plan. 

Matt brings us broad experience in risk assessment, information security examination, internal audit and disaster recovery throughout a variety of industries. Prior to his role at Jack Henry & Associates, he served as director of Corporate Audit for Travelers Insurance; national director of Computer Assurance for McGladrey & Pullen, LLP; and senior auditor at Ernst & Young, LLP. No stranger to Carlson, Matt started his career here as an internal auditor in the mid-1990s. 

Matt earned a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and is a member of the Information Systems and Audit Control Association (ISACA). He holds certification as an Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Information Technology Professional (CITP), and Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and is certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT, and Risk and Information Systems Control. 

Please join in welcoming Matt back to Carlson and wishing him well in his new position.

January 29, 2014
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Industry veteran returns to Carlson to lead the company’s information security strategies.

Matt Zaruba is chief information security officer for Carlson.