Karl J. Mattson is a senior vice president and the chief information security officer (CISO) for City National Bank. Based out of Los Angeles, he leads City National’s information security and IT strategy programs.

Mr. Mattson has more than 20 years of experience in risk and security and has held leadership roles with several Fortune 500 companies, including Chief Information Risk Officer for IT Risk at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, PA. He also served for eight years as an intelligence analyst and operations manager in the U.S. Army.

Karl also serves a leader in the cyber security community in Los Angeles as CEO and President of the LA Cyber Lab, and Co-Chair of FBI InfraGard’s Financial Sector program. As well, Karl serves on the Customer Advisory Boards for Ping Identity, Illusive Network and ValiMail.

Mr. Mattson earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Auburn University, and a master’s degree (MS) in computer information systems from Boston University. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Minnesota, and has previously held Adjust Faculty roles at Carnegie Mellon University and Metropolitan State University.