City National Bank Appoints Information Security Risk Leader Brian Fricke as Chief Information Security Officer

January 31, 2020

LOS ANGELES — City National Bank, America’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, announced that Brian Fricke has joined the company as senior vice president and chief information security officer (CISO).

Based in Los Angeles, Fricke is responsible for overseeing the bank’s extensive enterprise information security policy and providing strategic and operational leadership for the bank’s cybersecurity and technology risk management programs. He also plays a key role in supporting the bank’s digital transformation, ensuring safety and security as the organization adopts new technologies to support client needs. Fricke reports to City National’s chief information officer Rick Hariman.

“Keeping our clients’ information secure is a top priority, and we’re pleased to welcome Brian to the team to lead this critical function at City National,” said Hariman, executive vice president and chief information officer of City National Bank. “Brian brings to the bank nearly 20 years of experience in information security, data privacy and risk management. His expertise will be paramount to supporting City National on its journey to become a digitally enabled relationship bank.” 

Prior to joining City National, Fricke was the CISO for BBVA Compass USA in Birmingham, AL, and Bank OZK in Little Rock, AR, where he established an innovative and first-of-its-kind information security program. He previously held top roles at several organizations, including the Military Sealift Command, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the USAID Office of the Inspector General. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years.

Fricke graduated from National University in San Diego, CA, with a major in information technology and homeland security management, and he received an MBA from George Washington University. He also received a master’s certificate from George Washington University in strategic cybersecurity enforcement. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), a Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Active in the community, Fricke serves on the advisory committee on cybersecurity for executive education at the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs.

He replaces Karl Mattson, who left the bank last year.

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