Joseph Tso is a Cybersecurity professional with over 20 years of Information Security and Information Technology management experience. His areas of expertise include but not limited to creating and managing Cybersecurity programs, Cyber/IT Risk Management, Incident Response, Security Governance, Data Governance and Privacy Management. He has extensive knowledge of cyber law and regulations such as NY DFS Cybersecurity Regulations, HIPAA, EU GDPR, FFIEC, and SEC.
He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Scotiabank USA. Joseph was previously the Cybersecurity Program Manager for TransRe where he helped create and managed the Cybersecurity Program. Prior to that he was the Vice President of IT Infrastructure and Security for a Hedge Fund called Structured Portfolio Management where he created the Cybersecurity program to satisfy SEC requirements.
Joseph is an active participant in the Cybersecurity community. As a subject matter expert in cybersecurity, he is a frequent speaker and panel participant for cybersecurity conferences. He has written many cybersecurity blogs for various cybersecurity companies. As an active member of the ISACA NY Metropolitan Chapter, he volunteers his time to help with the corporate sponsorship programs. He routinely promotes cybersecurity to help mentor students and professionals to get into the cybersecurity field.
He holds a M.S. degree with Distinction in Information Security and Assurance from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a B.S in Computer Forensic with Summa Cum Laude from Pace University. Joseph holds industry certifications in (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL V3 Foundation, and FINRA Series 99 Operations Professional.