FS-ISAC, the member-driven, not-for-profit organization that advances cybersecurity and resilience in the global financial system, has announced the appointment of John Denning as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Denning’s appointment will be effective as of January 1, 2024.

Denning joins FS-ISAC from Bank of America, where he spent 13 years; 11 years within Global Information Security.  His most recent role within the Bank was Global Compliance and Operational Risk Executive responsible for second line of defense for Global Markets Technology, Global Markets Operational Technology and Global Banking Technology, focusing on risk identification and reduction. He also served as Senior Vice President of Cyber Crime Prevention, Identity and Access Management and lead the Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence team. Prior to Bank of America, Denning held roles as the Director of External Affairs for the US Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communication and spent eleven years as a congressional staff member focused on cybersecurity, telecommunications and critical infrastructure protection.

 Denning will replace Linda Betz, a veteran CISO who has served as FS-ISAC’s interim CISO since February 2023. Betz remains with the organization as EVP of Global Community Engagement.