Five Star Bank names chief information security officer

Adolph Barclift

WARSAW – Adolph Barclift has joined Five Star Bank as its chief information security officer.

In that role, Barclift will serve as subject matter expert responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive information and cybersecurity program, ensuring that information is protected from external and internal threats. He also oversees compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding information access, security and privacy.

“Adolph brings 20-plus years of experience in information technology, cybersecurity, vulnerability management and fraud detection as well as a comprehensive understanding of regulatory frameworks,” Chief Administration Officer Sean M. Willett said in a news release. “He has a broad background in banking and financial services after serving as CISO for the Financial Services Division of NCR and in information security roles with Fannie Mae and Metris Companies, a major bankcard issuer subsequently acquired by HSBC.”

Willett said Barclift “will serve as a strong leader for our critical information security efforts.”

Barclift earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity; and the National Society of Black Engineers.

Five Star Bank, a subsidiary of Financial Institutions Inc., provides a range of consumer and commercial banking and lending services to individuals, municipalities, and businesses through a network of more than 45 offices throughout Western and Central New York State.

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