Shaun Khalfan is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Discover Financial Services. He leads the Information Security organization and has the overall responsibility of implementing its strategy and objectives in order to build a strong cyber engineering function.
Shaun has over 20 years of IT experience with specialization in information security and risk management. He was formerly the Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer of Barclays International where he led a team focused on enabling business partners and managed cyber risk across a diverse global banking environment. Previously, he was the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Freddie Mac where he was responsible for company-wide cybersecurity risk reduction efforts, security architecture, securing cloud transition, modern software delivery transformation, and end-user experience enhancement initiatives. Shaun has held roles in increasing responsibility at the Department of Defense, culminating in the role of Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Shaun is a fellow with the American Council for Technology, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds an MBA from George Washington University and is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and a graduate of the Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program.