Brian Schaeffer

Brian Schaeffer

Chief Information Security Officer @ Ocean First Bank

Brian is a senior level information technology, security, and risk management practitioner with more than 20+ years of experience providing solutions within the financial services, healthcare, publishing, and public sectors. The largest focus of this time has been serving as a CIO and CISO in community banking where he has been recognized as a “New Leader in banking” by the New Jersey Bankers Association and a “Rising Star” by the Independent Community Bankers Association. He has also spent time as a banking consultant, reviewing risk management and information security for several banks in the region. Prior to his banking experience, Brian has held several positions including one with Dow Jones where he helped managed the worldwide corporate Internet security services and the systems that create the Wall Street Journal. Today, he works as the Chief Information Security Officer at Ocean First Bank, a $7.5 Billion institution based in New Jersey.

In his spare time, Brian has spent the last 15+ years supporting National Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection initiatives, donating expertise and providing insight to Federal Law enforcement and Intelligence Agencies. These contributions have led to public recognition including the Federal Executive Board “2010 Excellence in Government” Gold Medal award for group private sector involvement. Brian’s was recognized for his participation in an early warning intrusion detection system that enables law enforcement to be proactive in identifying persistent cyber threats targeting our national infrastructure.

Brian earned a Bachelor degree in computer science from Rutgers University and a Masters of Science in Information Assurance and Security from Capella University. He also maintains the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications

  • 2018