Ronald BanksDirector of Information Security, Risk, and Governance
Ronald Banks is the Director of Information Security, Risk, and Governance in Abbott’s Cybersecurity division where he leads a team of 20 to help develop its cybersecurity program to effectively protect Abbott from global cyber threats. Abbott is a global leader in Health Care and Life Sciences to include business in Pharma, Nutrition, Vascular (implantable devices), diabetes care, and R&D. He has been with Abbott for one year and recently retired from the Air Force after 29 years of service. Ron was born in Tucson, AZ and attended the University of Arizona, where was a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program. He had a distinguished career as an F-15C fighter pilot, leader, cyber strategist, and Commandant of the Air Force’s Cyber College. Ron hold three masters’ degrees. He also led a two-year project in partnership with Harvard to redefine the US’s strategy to protect US critical infrastructure.