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Carlson Tabbed to Lead BITS Security and Fraud Efforts

The former Morgan Stanley managing director has rejoined the tech policy outfit.

John Carlson has joined BITS, the technology policy division of The Financial Services Roundtable, and head up its security and fraud division. He officially began his new position on Dec. 1.

Carlson was was previously at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on supplier risk management, new product approval, environmental risk and standardization of board-approved policies. He also is a member of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (FSSCC) Executive Committee and is co-chair of the FSSCC Policy Committee and past chairman of the FSSCC Research and Development Committee.

Prior to his work at Morgan Stanley, Carlson was senior vice president at BITS, managing regulatory, security, vendor management, and crisis management initiatives from 2002 until 2010. During his tenure, Carlson created and led BITS' regulation program and worked with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security to strengthen business resilience for the sector.

Prior to 2002, Carlson served in a variety of roles at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, including Director of Bank Technology. He also worked at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and United Nations Center for Human Settlements.

Bryan Yurcan is associate editor for Bank Systems and Technology. He has worked in various editorial capacities for newspapers and magazines for the past 8 years. After beginning his career as a municipal and courts reporter for daily newspapers in upstate New York, Bryan has ... View Full Bio

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