PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2017 – To further emphasize the importance of addressing cyber security and fraud for customers and the company, The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC) has created a comprehensive, dedicated security organization to be led by Deborah Guild as chief security officer and chief information security officer.
“Security is a top concern for customers and we continue to address this critical issue. We are now in a position to bring together the considerable investments we’ve made in security technology with the broad expertise of our team to provide a broader approach to security,” said Steven C. Van Wyk, executive vice president and head of Technology & Operations.
In her new role, Guild will be responsible for aligning all aspects of PNC’s security program, including cyber and information security, security operations, enterprise fraud, security architecture and governance.
Since joining PNC in 2013 as chief technology officer, Guild has been responsible for the establishment of PNC’s cyber security center, execution of upgrades to the company’s data center and unified communication strategies, and an extensive employee cyber security education program.
Prior to PNC, Guild spent 21 years at Bank of America where she most recently served as chief technology officer of enterprise functions and end-user computing. She previously served as senior network engineer at Intel Corporation.
Guild serves on the board for the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).
Guild earned a bachelor's degree in computer science, minor in mathematics from University of North Florida.
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.