Five Star Bank, subsidiary of Financial Institutions Inc., announced that Adolph Barclift has joined the organization as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

As CISO, Barclift serves as subject matter expert responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive information and cybersecurity program, ensuring that information is protected from external and internal threats. He also oversees compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding information access, security and privacy.

“Adolph brings 20+ years of experience in information technology, cybersecurity, vulnerability management and fraud detection as well as a comprehensive understanding of regulatory frameworks,” said Chief Administration Officer Sean M. Willett. “He has a broad background in banking and financial services after serving as CISO for the Financial Services Division of NCR and in information security roles with Fannie Mae and Metris Companies, a major bankcard issuer subsequently acquired by HSBC. Adolph will serve as a strong leader for our critical information security efforts and we welcome him to the Five Star organization.” 

Barclift earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE (the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity) and the National Society of Black Engineers.