[ISN] Former Intelligence CIO New BofA CISO

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 00:29:37 -0600 (CST)

By Eric Chabrow
Executive Editor
March 31, 2011

Patrick Gorman, a former associate director of the Office of the 
Director of National Intelligence, is the new chief information security 
officer and senior vice president at Bank of America, the nation's 
largest bank company announced Thursday.

Gorman, who will be based in Washington, will report to Chief Technology 
Officer Marc Gordon.

In an interview with Information Security Media Group last summer (Is 
Infosec Worker Need Underestimated?), Gorman addressed the struggles 
businesses and governments face in finding IT security professionals to 
safeguard their organizations' digital assets. "We're not poised right 
now to create the number of people with the right skill sets that we 
need to really support the needs we're going to have, not only within 
government, but as I said earlier, within in the commercial sector as 
well," he said. "It is the most critical piece of cybersecurity."

For the past two years, Gorman has been serving as senior executive 
adviser for cybersecurity at the management consultancy Booz Allen 
Hamilton, where he was responsible for strategic planning and capability 
development for the firm's cybersecurity portfolio. Gorman had served in 
the Office of the Director of National Intelligence from March 2007 to 
April 2009, first as assistant deputy director for strategy, plans and 
policy, and then as acting associate director and chief information 


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