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Stephen Scharf is chief security officer at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC<http://www.dtcc.com/#_blank>). In this role he is responsible for centralizing and aligning the firm's global information security, physical security, employee safety, and crisis/incident management functions, ensuring a comprehensive and holistic approach to risk management and resilience across the organization.

Scharf comes from Experian where he served as global chief information security officer, accountable for the overall strategy, leadership and governance of Experian's global information security, physical security and business continuity programs. Prior to that Scharf was global chief security officer for Bloomberg, LP. and managing security architect for security consulting firm @stake.

Scharf has over twenty years of experience in information technology with a 15 year concentration in information security. He has achieved the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and previously held certifications as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Checkpoint Certified Systems Engineer (CCSE), and Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA). He is a regular speaker at security events, including talks at the United Nations. Scharf has also authored multiple articles on security topics, including forensics, security administration, business continuity planning, and outsourcing. In 2012 Scharf was honored as CSO of the Year by SC Magazine.

Scharf received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College with a major in History and a minor in English.

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COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 8/3/2020
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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  7/29/2020
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Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  7/29/2020
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