Stefano joined SWIFT in December 2016 as Deputy CISO in Global Security department. In his Executive role, Stefano’s main focus is building a leading edge information security organization to better protect SWIFT business, employees and customers. Through strategic initiatives like SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme (among others), he is dedicated to reinforce the security of the global financial services ecosystem. Stefano is an experienced multi-language speaker to international conferences around cybersecurity, risk management and financial services.
Before joining SWIFT, Stefano was an Executive Director for EY (Ernst & Young) in the field of cybersecurity, specifically dedicated to customers in the banking and insurance market. He provided advisory on a global scale, delivering projects around Security Transformation, Incident Response, Red Team, Cyber-Warfare, Risk Management and Forensics Investigation on 5 continents.
Earlier in his career, Stefano was the EMEA Consulting Partner for Security at Verizon Business and prior to that, he held the role of IT Security Officer for AXA Technology Services in Belgium.
Stefano is based at SWIFT headquarter in Belgium, he is Italian and speaks several languages fluently.