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DFIN’s Dannie Combs Named a Top Global CISO in the World for 2023

Cyber Defense Magazine Honors Top Global CISOs at Cyber Defense Conference 2023 in Orlando, Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. October 26, 2023 DFIN, a leading risk and compliance company, today announced that its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and SVP Dannie Combs received the Cyber Defense Magazine award as one of the Top Global CISOs in the World for 2023. The award will be presented at the Cyber Defense Conference, held in Orlando, Florida on October 26 and 27, 2023.

“At DFIN, we prioritize security because it is essential in managing, transmitting, and filing sensitive information, including financial and regulatory data,” said Eric Foster, Chief Information Officer at DFIN. “For the critical work he does every day, Dannie richly deserves this important honor.”

Combs and his team are responsible for DFIN’s cybersecurity, including ensuring the DFIN internal corporate systems, products, and services adhere to cybersecurity objectives and are compliant with applicable global data protection laws and regulations around the globe. He oversees the company’s security architecture & engineering, application security, incident response & forensics, network services, technology governance & compliance, and supply chain security management.

A key part of Combs’ role is to ensure DFIN’s most notable solutions, ActiveDisclosure, Arc Suite and Venue, have security embedded throughout every level and are in compliance with the U.S. government’s financial rules and regulations to enable client security, productivity, and usability. ActiveDisclosure is a powerful and secure SEC filing and financial reporting software with all the tools needed to take the complexities out of regulatory reporting, including quarterly and annual transactions, and beneficial ownership filings. Arc Suite supports the full range of front, middle and back office operations with cloud-based proprietary tools to keep you ahead of evolving global regulatory deadlines and guidelines. Designed to help accelerate deals, Venue is a secure and intuitive virtual data room (VDR) platform, an online repository for transmitting sensitive data and sharing confidential documents with external parties.

“I am honored to be recognized as a Top Global CISO by Cyber Defense Magazine,” said Combs. “My entire team works diligently to ensure DFIN’s products provide innovative and secure solutions for our clients in today’s complex and ever-changing cybersecurity and regulatory landscape.”

Combs has been keeping DFIN secure for seven years. Prior to joining DFIN, Combs was a senior leader responsible for overall network security for U.S. Cellular, supporting over 20 million mobile subscribers. In addition, he held several senior leadership and consulting positions that required building and maturing technology security programs. A veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as a cyber threat specialist, Combs has also managed cybersecurity operations and information risk activities for military and governmental organizations as a member of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, National Security Agency, and Air Intelligence Agency, participating in missions ranging from homeland defense to operations around the world.

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