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Webster Banker Named Chief Information Security Officer of the Year


WATERBURY, Conn., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Webster Bank is pleased to announce Aimee Barricelli, senior vice president, Chief Information Security Officer, has been named 2020 Chief Information Security Officer of the Year by the American Cyber Awards. The national awards program reviews the industry, searching for those who are pushing the boundaries in the fight against cybercrime.

The CISO of the Year award honors an exceptional leader who has the attention of his or her board, a record for delivering results and a drive for creating a security culture throughout the company.

 "Aimee and her team have utilized next-gen security strategy to improve visibility in an increasingly complex environment," said Karen Higgins-Carter, executive vice president, Chief Information Officer at Webster, adding, "They've created an even more compliant, secure space with cutting-edge innovations that maintain a smooth customer experience."

Barricelli has worked in the financial industry since 1995 and is an experienced head of insider threat with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry. She joined Webster in 2018, where she is responsible for the bank's strategy and planning, security assessments, architecture, engineering and operations.

Throughout the bank's ongoing digital transformation, Barricelli and her team have continued expanding bank security by leveraging strategies that are strongly correlated to business goals. At the same time, they are improving customer experience, increasing control and transparency, reducing friction and modernizing the environment.

In 2019, her team's work won a CSO50 Award, a yearly recognition of the top 50 organizations, (and the people within them) for their security projects or initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership.

In addition to her role as CISO, Barricelli is a member of the Leadership Board of the Webster Women's Initiative Network (WeWIN), acknowledging and supporting talented women and fostering diversity in the workplace. She also is a member of the inaugural Cybersecurity Advisory Board at the University of New Haven's Tagliatela College of Engineering.

About Webster
Webster Financial Corporation is the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association and its HSA Bank division. With $32.7 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, financial planning, trust, and investment services through 156 banking centers and 301 ATMs. Webster also provides mobile and online banking. Webster Bank owns the asset-based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation; the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance Corporation; and HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, which provides health savings account trustee and administrative services. Webster Bank is a member of the FDIC and an equal housing lender. For more information about Webster, including past press releases and the latest annual report, visit the Webster website at

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