Leading cybersecurity publication SC Media honors leaders who have shaped the industry during annual awards
PSCU, the nation’s premier payments credit union service organization (CUSO), is proud to announce that Chief Information Security Strategist Gene Fredriksen has been named one of SC Media’s Top Information Security Executive Leaders of the Last 30 Years.
SC Media, an organization that has armed information security professionals with in-depth unbiased information for three decades, expanded the annual SC Awards program to include several special categories this year as part of its 30th anniversary. Chosen by the media company’s editorial team, the Visionaries of the Last 30 Years category in which Fredriksen was included honors those who have shaped the industry and are positioned to impact the future.
“We congratulate Gene on this tremendous honor acknowledging his many achievements,” said David Bryant, PSCU’s Chief Information Security Officer. “PSCU is able to deliver its Owner credit unions and their members leading cybersecurity tools and expertise thanks in part to Gene’s leadership and experience in the space.”
Fredriksen has over 26 years of information technology experience, with the past 21 focused specifically in the area of information security to the cybersecurity community. Since joining PSCU in 2013, he has grown PSCU’s Information Security and Compliance teams and service offerings, implemented cutting-edge tools and processes and advanced PSCU’s relationship with numerous partners. His previous roles include Global CISO for Tyco International, VP of Technology Risk Management and Chief Security Officer for Raymond James Financial, and adviser on various cybersecurity steering committees for the administrations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Fredriksen has served on the R&D committee for the Financial Services Sector Steering Committee of the Department of Homeland Security and represents credit unions in the Global Forum to Advance Cyber Resilience.
In addition to his role at PSCU, Fredriksen is the Executive Director for the National Credit Union Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (NCU-ISAO). He also serves as a member of the SC Magazine editorial advisory board and was accepted as a member of Forbes Technology Council in 2018 – an invitation-only organization that is an innovative community of senior-level technology executives built for the world’s most influential technology leaders. He sits on multiple advisory boards for universities, organizations and security product companies. He attended the FBI Citizens Academy and maintains a close working relationship with both local and federal law enforcement agencies.
“I am honored to be recognized as one of the top three security executives from end-user companies, among the other impressive recipients,” said Fredriksen. “This is further motivation for me to continue sharing the tools, technologies and knowledge to help combat fraudsters and strive for a safer cyberworld.”
PSCU, the nation’s premier payments CUSO, supports the success of over 900 Owner credit unions representing more than 2 billion transactions annually. Committed to service excellence and focused on innovation, PSCU’s payment processing, risk management, data and analytics, loyalty programs, digital banking, marketing, strategic consulting and mobile platforms help deliver possibilities and seamless member experiences. Comprehensive, 24/7/365 member support is provided by contact centers located throughout the United States. The origin of PSCU’s model is collaboration and scale, and the company has leveraged its influence on behalf of credit unions and their members for more than 40 years. Today, PSCU provides an end-to-end, competitive advantage that enables credit unions to securely grow and meet evolving consumer demands. For more information, visit pscu.com.