Rick Scot

  • Senior Vice President, Information Security, BNY Mellon

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Rick is a member of the Bank of New York Mellon Information Security Division. He is  responsible for the Information Security Strategy Execution and Reporting/Cyber Risk Strategy Management. Rick joined BNY Mellon after 21 years at Bank of America. Rick will be responsible  for working across the organization, bringing his expertise to assist in driving out the  organization's strategy. Rick is working on several initiatives at the firm to ensure a secure and  safe institution.  

Most recently Rick served as the Vice President, Cyber Crime Sr. Specialist. Rick was responsible  for driving external engagements, including work with Europol, Interpol, the World Economic  Forum, the G7, and global law enforcement. Rick led the efforts on the global ransomware task  force as a part of the team that created and drove the ransomware framework and blueprint to  create friction and ultimately disrupt the ransomware ecosystem. Rick was responsible for the  creation and delivery of the engagement with global client teams and their clients in  communicating best practices and cyber resilience plans for companies impacted by cyber  events. He was a Security Awareness trainer and a mentor. Rick has also spoken on the  importance of Public/Private partnerships at various events. 

Prior to his role in cybercrime Rick created and managed the overall cyber independent  assessment program. Working with the FFIEC CAT, NIST, CBEST, and PCI framework, as well as third party penetration testing. He built out the process, the technology for capturing and  reporting on each assessment. This information was required by and reported to the regulators,  as well as the Board of Directors. Rick also handled multiple data transformations, was a  functional architect and a part of the team that transformed the home loans processing and  closing processes.  

Rick holds 16 patents and has 7 patents pending. He’s a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board and the Cyber Executive Leadership team at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte College  of Computing and Informatics. Rick is also a member of the NYU Cyber Advisory Board. Rick is a  mentor across both universities, as well as several nonprofit organizations.  

Rick is a 2015 and 2016 Bank of America Global Diversity and Inclusion award recipient.

Rick studied communications at the University of Southern California.