Jason Witty

  • Chief Security Office, USAA

Jason Witty

USAA provides insurance, investing and banking solutions to members of the U.S. military, veterans who have honorably served, and their families. Jason Witty serves as the Senior Vice-President and Chief Security Officer (CSO) accountable for Information Security, Physical Security, Privacy, Operational Resiliency, Crisis Management and Corporate Investigations across the firm.

Jason is an award-winning CIO/CISO and a certified Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP) with more than 28 years of experience in technology and information risk management

Prior to his current role, Jason was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Cybersecurity & Technology Controls and Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at J.P. Morgan Chase. There, he had responsibility for the firm’s cybersecurity, technology controls and technology resiliency programs. He led a team of approximately 3,300 people operating in 23 countries and nearly 50 cities driving transformative change across the company. Before that, he was the EVP and CISO at U.S. Bancorp, providing singular accountability for all information security controls in the company. He was simultaneously responsible for enterprise-wide customer authentication products as well as internet and DDA channel fraud. Earlier in his career, Jason also served as the Senior Vice President and Cyber Threat Prevention Services Executive at Bank of America, where he was responsible for a team of information security professionals spanning eight countries who provided global information security risk prevention and deterrence services.

Throughout his career, Jason has also provided extensive industry leadership. He has led multiple classified and unclassified sector-wide initiatives to upgrade the security posture for U.S. Critical National Infrastructure, including overseeing creation of industry-wide products for destructive malware best practices and utilization of clearances within the financial sector.

He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) and also served as the Chair of the Financial Services and Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) from 2014-2019. He previously served as the Sector Chief for Financial Services in FBI Chicago’s Infragard program. Jason has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.

Jason Witty is the Global Chief Information Security Officer and CIO of the Cybersecurity & Technology Controls division at JPMorgan Chase. He oversees approximately 3,300 employees operating in 24 countries, dedicated to managing the firm's cybersecurity, technology risk management and technology resiliency programs. He is a member of the firm's Global Technology Operating Committee.

Prior to joining JPMC, Jason was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at U.S. Bancorp, providing singular accountability for all information security controls in the company. He also had responsibility for enterprise-wide customer authentication products as well as Internet and DDA channel fraud risk management. Jason led multiple classified and unclassified sector-wide initiatives to upgrade the security posture for U.S. Critical National Infrastructure, including overseeing creation of industry-wide products for destructive malware best practices and utilization of clearances within the financial sector.

Before that, Jason was the Senior Vice President and Cyber Threat Prevention Services Executive at Bank of America. He was responsible for a team of information security professionals spanning eight countries who provided global information security risk prevention and deterrence services.

Jason is a certified Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), with more than 28 years of experience on information risk management. An award-winning CISO, he is a delivery and execution-oriented leader with a unique blend of executive leadership, management and technical skills, and extensive background in risk management. He possesses broad and deep technical expertise used to address business challenges efficiently and effectively and is a strong motivator that uses outstanding communication and negotiation skills to solve business and IT security challenges.

Within industry, Jason serves as the Vice-Chair of the Analysis & Resilience Center for Systemic Risk (the ARC) as well as the Vice-Chair of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC). He is also a member of Security 50.

Jason also served as the Chair of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) from 2014-2019 as well as the Sector Chief for Financial Services in FBI Chicago's Infragard program from 2013-2018. He has further served on multiple public company advisory boards including Qualys, Arbor Networks, Forcepoint, Kohl’s Dept Stores, Amgen Pharmaceuticals, and VMWare.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University. He is married with three children; a martial artist with a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Wol Ge Kwan Hapkido; and also studies Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Iaido (Japanese Sword.)