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Jim Cebula

SVP, Head of Cybersecurity, Citizens Bank

Jim Cebula joined Citizens Bank in 2017 and has nearly 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity arena. He is currently the head of cybersecurity for the company. In this role, he and his teams have responsibility for all cybersecurity policies, regulatory compliance, records management, payment security, business line security consulting, data protection technologies, and insider threat.

Prior to joining Citizens, Jim was a member of the cybersecurity leadership team at PNC where he headed the data protection, records management, vulnerability management, ethical hacking, cryptography, and secure coding teams.

Jim also spent nearly six years with the CERT program at Carnegie Mellon University where he worked with both government and commercial organizations to implement cyber resilience and risk management models. He also previously held technology and cybersecurity leadership positions supporting large government and military programs.

Giving back to the community, both professionally and personally, is also very important. Professionally, Jim is active with (ISC)2. He was one of the founding officers of the (ISC)2 Pittsburgh chapter, and has also served several times as an exam item writer for the CISSP exam. Personally, he

recently completed a term as chair of the advisory council for a local private school and he also volunteers as a Boy Scout leader. Jim also spends time supporting his kids’ athletic pursuits in rowing, volleyball, and soccer.


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