Nick RitterCISO, First Financial Bank
Nick Ritter is the leader for Product & Industrial Security teams within GE. He is responsible for the product security program across GE commercial products, third party and supply chain security, manufacturing security, application security, and attack simulation (Red Team). Nick is also a key risk advisor to GE’s global CISO. He has almost 20 years enterprise and industrial security experience.
Prior to joining GE, Nick spent 2 years at a large financial institution as head of cyber defense and security operations. Immediately prior to that he spent 14 years at a global industrial conglomerate, culminating as one of the 3 global CISOs. There, Nick originated the centralized cyber defense program, built the technical security organization and helped establish the commercial OT security practice.
While living in Germany, Nick was frequent lecturer at the George C. Marshall European Center for Strategic Studies. There he taught classes on Securing Critical Infrastructure, Cyber Security Policy, and Strategic Cyber Defense. Nick also served as an advisor to NATO in the development of their cyber command training curriculum.
Nick attended Purdue University and University of Kentucky for undergrad and graduate studies. He resides in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, with his wife and two daughters.
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