Matt Lagana is an IT Director and Chief Information Security Officer for MBIA, Inc and serves as chair of MBIA’s Enterprise Security Council. His responsibilities include protection of MBIA’s network and computing infrastructure – including cyber, mobile computing, security policy, regulatory compliance, planning and architecture. Mr. Lagana’s twenty year career began with Avon Products, where he held several security positions of increasing responsibility leading to managing the company’s Global Information Protection practice. In 2001, he joined MBIA as the firm’s first Chief Information Security Officer. Matt has subject matter expertise in Information Security and Risk Management, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Corporate Governance, Operational Risk, Audit / Compliance, and Technology Infrastructure and Operations. Matt has wide-ranging experience in building strong internal control frameworks and aligning them with organizational needs and requirements. He has had a keen focus in the area of Cybersecurity and creating multi-tiered Security Architectures, including being an early champion and adapter of next generation ‘behavioral’ based security technologies. Mr. Lagana is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2002 and is an active member of both the International Information Security Consortium and Computer Security Institute. He also holds a Master’s degree in Management & Systems from NYU with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership.