Worldpay Appoints Nick Ritter as CISO

Nick Ritter, Worldpay CISO
Nick Ritter, Worldpay CISO

(US and Canada) Worldpay, a payments company powering omni-commerce globally, has appointed Nick Ritter as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). He brings over 20 years of enterprise and industrial cybersecurity experience to his position.

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Nick Ritter, Worldpay CISO

Prior to joining Worldpay, Ritter served as SVP and Chief Information Security Officer at First Financial Bank. Ritter also previously served as Product Security Officer at GE and was responsible for the security of GE’s commercial products, supply chain, manufacturing, internal applications, and third parties. He was additionally responsible for attack simulations (Red Team).

Ritter previously spent time in financial services as a large bank's head of cyber defense and security operations. He also has experience as one of the three CISOs at a global industrial conglomerate based in Munich, Germany. There, he originated the centralized cyber defense program, built the technical security organization, and helped establish the commercial OT security practice. He has served as an advisor to NATO and the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies.

Apart from his professional roles, Ritter holds a position on the CDO Magazine Global Security Board, showcasing his contributions to the field of data privacy and cybersecurity.

“I'm joining Worldpay as their CISO as we embark on the journey to being an independent company once again. It really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I'm giddy to be able to work with amazing global talent and for a worldwide leader in the payments industry at such an inflection point for the Company and the industry,” shared Nick Ritter in a LinkedIn post.

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