A three-time CISO, Jesus “Laz” Montano has directed complex global information security for five FORTUNE® 500 Financial Services firms - Citigroup, Travelers, MetLife, Voya Financial (formerly ING) and MassMutual. He has led diverse international teams of hundreds of security professionals across 25 countries through technology evolutions, mergers and acquisitions, and increasing threat landscapes for over 20 years.
Mr. Montano is a board member of the National Technology Security Council since 2017. He has presented at numerous information security summits and other risk forums about topics ranging from cyber security threats, cyber regulatory and legislative matters and how to embrace diversity to address the critical cyber talent pool shortages.
He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT). He was nominated as an “Information Security Executive of the year” by The Executive Network (T.E.N.) in 2009 and 2011. Most recently was recognized as one of the 100 Top Influential Hispanic Leaders for 2019 by the Hispanic IT Executive Council.
A highly regarded information security practitioner, Mr. Montano now heads up his own cyber security consulting practice (Montano, LLC) to help organizations evolve and transform their information security programs to meet the ever-changing cyber security threats globally.