Howard Whyte is CISO at Truist Financial Corporation, responsible for execution of the Corporation’s Information Security Program and alignment with enterprise programs and business objectives, ensuring that information assets and technologies are protected. His primary area of responsibility for Truist includes managing and overseeing the Corporate Cyber Security Department, which consists of Cyber Operations; Vulnerability Management and Data Protection; Identity and Access Management; Cyber Governance, Risk, and Compliance; Cyber Architecture and Strategy; Cyber Strategic Initiatives and Shared Services Management; as well as the Divisional CISOs, who serve as security liaisons to the business.

Prior to joining Truist in January 2022, Mr. Whyte served as CISO at Boeing, where he was responsible for the protection of Boeing’s information and computing resources globally and for managing information technology risk. Earlier, Mr. Whyte also served as the CISO and deputy CISO at NASA, where he provided direction and future vision on a wide range of information technology solutions for mission and corporate system.

Mr. Whyte holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix