Thomas Malta
Head of Identity and Access Management, Navy Federal Credit Union

Thomas Malta

Tom Malta’s extensive career in Financial Services Technology and Cyber Security started 25+ years ago as a hands-on developer building and supporting front office trading systems for many of the top Wall St. Brokerages and Investment Banks.  Shortly after moving to Goldman Sachs in 2000, he landed in Cyber Security and has been there ever since focused on building and executing Global Cyber Security Solutions. Over the past 20+ years he’s led many successful IAM Programs utilizing custom build as well as off the shelf technology supporting internal, external, customer, and 3rd party/cloud identities alike. 

Tom is currently the Head of IAM at Navy Federal Credit Union.  Before NFCU, Tom was the Head of IAM Access Controls at Wells Fargo where he was responsible for design, development, and  execution of build/buy IAM solutions supporting both internal personnel and Wells Fargo customers.

As a recognized Subject Matter Expert in IAM, Tom spends a lot of his time giving back to the industry through board representations, strategic advisory roles, speaking engagements, and contributing to research papers and blogs.  His passion for the space is unparalleled and he enjoys staying current with emerging technologies such as biometrics, AI, ML, dynamic authorization, continuous authentication, and blockchain.

Prior to NFCU and Wells Fargo, Tom held similar Managing Director / Executive IT roles at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, BNYMellon, Ally Financial, Synchrony Financial, and Brown Brothers Harriman. Mr. Malta is also a Board Member of the Identity Defined Security Alliance,  an active participant of various IAM Customer Advisory Board’s, and a distinguished fellow of the Ponemon Institute.  

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