AIG hires new CISO from Wells Fargo

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AIG has hired Rich Baich as SVP and chief information security offiver, reporting to CIO John Repko.

Baich's appointment goes into effect on April 22. He is tasked with information-security strategy for the carrier, including defining requirements, implementing technology and providing oversight during platform rollouts.

“Rich is a recognized security leader with extensive expertise in information security, risk management, privacy and technology deployment,” Repko says. “His contributions, given his global experience and track record of innovation and business collaboration, will be highly valued as we continue to develop and implement information security strategies designed to enhance the security of AIG and its policyholders.”

Baich joins AIG from Wells Fargo, where he has been CISO since 2012. He also has worked at Deloitte & Touche in cyber threat and vulnerability management. He also has held several government positions as part of military service: Baich was Naval Information Warfare Officer and special assistant to the deputy director for the National Infrastructure Protection Center at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was appointed by the President of the United States to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council in 2018 and serves on FEMA’s National Advisory Council as its cybersecurity expert.

“AIG is a global, world-class company that is highly focused on technology, security and innovation. I look forward to working with John and the global IT team, as well as the business leaders, to help support AIG's business strategies while protecting the company from current and emerging cyber risks," Baich says.

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