Daily News: September 26, 2018

Webster Names Swafford Chief Information Security Officer


Webster Bank named Brandon Swafford as senior vice president and director of corporate information security. In his role, he will be responsible for information security, engineering and operations and business continuity. He reports to Chief Information Officer Karen Higgins-Carter.

Swafford is a security and technology executive with more than a decade of experience, including financial-services security, counterintelligence and legal electronic discovery.

Swafford began his career working on large litigation and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations. Later, he worked for a number of U.S. intelligence community and Department of Defense agencies as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton. Leveraging that experience, he built security technology and provided risk management to the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates. Most recently, Swafford served as the chief technology officer for insider threat at Forcepoint, a global security software and services company specializing in data loss prevention and insider threat.

“Brandon brings a depth of technical expertise in financial services security across a variety of disciplines,” said Higgins-Carter. “He is dedicated to ensuring we continue to protect our customers’ data to the highest possible degree and ensure the safety of their assets in our care.”