Jason Harrell, Managing Director and Head of External Engagement, leads DTCC’s global advocacy and engagement for cybersecurity and cyber resilience, new and emerging technology, and outsourcing / third-party risk management. In this role, Jason partners with industry peers, supervisors and regulators, international standards-setting bodies, government officials and trade associations to address policy initiatives and implement solutions that improve the overall resilience of the financial services sector. Jason contributes to a number of global trade association cyber and operational resilience working groups and is currently Vice Chairman of the Cyber Risk Institute, a non-profit coalition of financial institutions and trade associations focused on aligning cyber risk frameworks to supervisory cyber obligations. A thought leader and expert on cyber security and operational resilience, Jason often speaks at conferences, authors position papers and works to advance dialogue across the industry.
Jason joined DTCC in 2016 as the Head of TRM Risk Analysis and Reporting where he was responsible for the firm’s cyber risk assessment and performance metrics programs. Prior to DTCC, Jason was the Corporate Senior Information Risk Officer for BNY Mellon Investment Management. He previously held several information technology and security positions within IT, Risk and Business Operations at BNY Mellon, ABN AMRO, Royal Bank of Scotland and the New York Board of Trade.
Jason has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), Privacy, and Cybersecurity Risk Management within the financial services sector. He also holds several certifications in technology, information security and data privacy.