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Voya Financial Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Laz Montano Joins National Technology Security Coalition Board of Directors

Monday, November 27, 2017

ATLANTA, GA (November 27, 2017) – Laz Montano, CISO for Voya Financial, has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors.

Representing the financial services industry, Montano will help influence the strategic direction of the NTSC and join CISOs who represent a broad cross-section of enterprise companies. These CISOs have a vested interest in protecting the security of their customers and employees through policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.

“Financial services is one of the most heavily regulated industries, and I’ve served as a CISO at two Fortune 500 financial services companies that involved complex information security regulations and requirements,” said Montano. “My experience at companies such as Voya Financial and MetLife constantly revealed to me the need for CISOs to actively participate in the creation and discussion of national cybersecurity policy and legislation. Joining the board of the NTSC will help me amplify my voice with other CISOs to bring important cybersecurity issues to the forefront of lawmakers’ minds in Washington D.C.”

As the chief technology risk and security officer for Voya Financial, Montano is responsible for providing leadership, management, and strategy for all aspects of technology risk and information security. His teams take a broad, risk-based approach in effectively safeguarding company, employee, and customer information across Voya products, channels, and lines of business. Previously, Montano was the CISO at MetLife, a Fortune 50 financial services company spanning 46 countries with 70,000 employees and serving 90 million customers.

“Financial services CISOs with experience at Fortune 500 companies are invaluable to our board because of the heavy regulations they face while leading information security teams in complex technology environments,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “Laz’s insights from his leadership at companies such as Voya Financial and MetLife help the NTSC better understand how national laws and regulations impact large companies, and his participation adds credibility to the concerns we share with lawmakers in Washington, D.C.”

The NTSC provides a platform for CISOs to advocate for beneficial legislative and regulatory policies. The group encourages dialogue about cybersecurity issues, laws, and regulations through advocacy engagement with congressional members, regional CISO policy roundtables, its annual DC Fly-In, and its National CISO Policy Conference.

Montano joins a prestigious board of CISOs from leading companies including Aaron’s, Aetna, Aflac, AutoNation, Cox Automotive, Discover Financial Services, Dollar Tree, Ellie Mae, Epsilon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, IAC/InterActiveCorp, Johnson & Johnson, Jones Day, MoneyGram International, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Synovus, TaxSlayer,Torchmark, TransUnion, Turner, US Bank and Worldpay.

About Voya Financial®

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.6 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2016. The company had $541 billion in total assets under management and administration as of September 30, 2017. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement Company®. Certified as a "Great Place to Work" by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible and has been recognized as one of the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, as well as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.

About the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC)

The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that serves as the preeminent advocacy voice for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) across the nation. Through dialogue, education, and government relations, we unite both public and private sector stakeholders around policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.

Twitter @NTSC_CISO

Contact: NTSC Associate Director, Kimberly Steele at or 470-823-4303

To learn more about joining or underwriting NTSC, visit