A business-centric technology professional, specializing in strategic Enterprise Information Security Policy and Risk Management; Brian Fricke is currently the Chief Information Security Officer of Bank of the Ozarks. Establishing the first of its kind Information Security Program at Bank of the Ozarks, He has overseen the information & cyber security risk portfolio of over 250 sites, 10,000 Personnel, and 13,000 systems and endpoints across the globe for public and private entities.
Formerly a civil servant as the CISO and Cyber Security Branch Manager at the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC. Brian is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a variety of relevant certifications (CISM, CCSP, CSSLP etc.). In his role at MSC he was responsible for planning, organizing and managing the implementation of cyber security industry best practice, as well as DoD & Federal cyber security mandates. A former active duty Marine, he has worked at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) in Manhattan and was an officer of the Board of Directors at the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. He holds a B.S. in Homeland Security Management from National University, and a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Cybersecurity Enforcement from The George Washington University, and was Class President of the GW School of Business, World Executive MBA, Class of 2013.