Pegasystems announced the appointment of Carlos Fuentes as chief information security officer (CISO). In this newly created role, Mr. Fuentes will be responsible for comprehensive information security standards and policies, based out of the company’s Cambridge, Mass. headquarters.
Mr. Fuentes will oversee Pega’s existing information security strategy and implementation, including risk management plans relating to information security, physical security, business continuity planning, crisis management, privacy, and compliance. He will work closely with Pega’s product development, IT, compliance, and cloud teams to help ensure the company has a best-in-class approach to securing its global assets as well as providing the most secure environment for clients.
With 30 years of IT experience, Mr. Fuentes joins Pega from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he served as vice president of security and data for the U.S. Payment System. He oversaw security for the Federal Reserve’s Fedwire product suite, which enables financial institutions to electronically transfer over five trillion dollars a day between more than 9,000 institutions. Mr. Fuentes also served in IT and security management positions at Verizon, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, AIG, and Fujitsu Consulting.
Fuentes received a BA in humanities from St. Peter’s University and an MS in predictive analytics from Northwestern University. He was named one of the top 100 most influential and notable Hispanic professionals in the IT industry by the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC) 100 in 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2018.