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Information Security Management

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
June 13, 2018

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Mark Silver

Perkinston, Mississippi ***** 504-***-****

Director Third Party Risk

Extensive background in risk management, information security, cybersecurity, and operational risk.

Experienced risk management professional with a background in delivering and managing complex projects successfully, Expert in ensuring proper management, oversight and governance of third-party relationships. Skilled in data analysis, infrastructure development, merging systems and database information, and leading and directing cross-functional teams. Expert in identifying key areas to reduce expenses, minimizing risk, and understanding system vulnerabilities. Background in detecting, responding, mitigating, and reporting cyber threats and security.

Highlights of Expertise

Strategic & Tactical Planning

Third-party Risk & Vendor Management

Contract Development / Negotiations

C-Level Advisement / Communication

Regulatory & Supervisory / Audit

Corporate Wide Security Monitoring

Key Operational Metrics & Dashboards

Information Security Incident Response

Process & Procedure Management

Staff Development / Leadership

Career Experience

Hancock Holding Company / Hancock Whitney Bank, New Orleans, Louisiana (2009 to Present)

Provide senior leadership with full accountability and oversight to team members in the areas of risk management, information technology, and cybersecurity.


Manage all aspects of governance, policies, processes, and procedures related to vendor management, third party risk identification, and contract negotiations. I am responsible for overseeing a team of seven direct reports and a matrix network of 20 subject matter experts conducting risk assessments of over 1000 vendors to ensure proper management, tracking, and reporting of risk.

Successfully developed a third party risk assessment and management program to meet regulatory expectations and third party risk contingencies. Achieved an acceptable rating by federal regulators during each annual audit.

Oversaw all aspects of third party risk and vendor management areas related the merger and acquisition of an underperforming financial institution and added $4B in assets to the company.

Reduced third party supplier costs by consolidating agreements providing greater internal efficiencies and improving account management.

Drove the conceptualizing of the department and the entire third party risk program to achieve regulatory expectations while exceeding company goals and objectives.

Serve as a subject matter expert within the organization related to cybersecurity and information technology when creating, building, and implementing new programs to achieve company short- and long-term plans.


I was responsible for overseeing the transition and providing risk management, information security, and business continuity planning in multiple areas to align with the company vision. Directly managed five department leaders and over 30 total employees consisting of technicians and engineers in the areas of Information Security, Business Continuity, Physical Security, and Vendor Management. Met consistently with senior leaders to align technical programs and systems to meet corporate strategies and goals.

Oversaw the acquisition and expansion of the company’s security team and program.

Oversaw the integration of new tools, equipment and information security.

Spearheaded four complex work stream projects providing project management leadership and direction that impacted over 300 locations across five states.


Provided senior leadership to a team of seven system engineers overseeing the engineering and administration to over 800 servers located in the corporate data center with an offsite disaster recovery location in another geographic region. Ensured all systems were operational at all times, addressed delays and offline systems quickly and efficiently. Met all certifications requirements needed to achieve ITIL Foundation Certification.

Successfully led the technology work stream during the acquisition of the Peoples First Community Bank.

Improved company resources, disaster recovery, and operational efficiencies across the company by y reducing 60% of the physical servers in the company and upgrading the remaining servers to include a 50/50 mix of physical and virtual server systems.

Collaborated with Department Managers to identify and transition specific hardware and software systems to a virtual environment.

Additional experience includes Director of Information Technology and Security and Information Systems Security Officer in the financial industry, as well as Information System Security Officer for the United States Coast Guard.

Professional Development

Professional Development Includes:

Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP)

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP)

Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP)

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

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