Chief Security Officer, Intercontinental Exchange
Steve Pugh has served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) since September 2021. He leads the cybersecurity program for all of ICE, including the New York Stock Exchange, securing critical economic infrastructure across multiple subsidiaries, geographies and regulatory jurisdictions. Further, Pugh is responsible for cybersecurity across regulated futures and options exchanges, central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs), trade repositories, equities venues and systemically important financial market utilities (SIFMUs).
Prior to joining ICE, Pugh served as the former Chief Information Security Officer of the White House Military Office and has more than 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, national security, and intelligence. Most recently, he was the Chief Security Officer for Twilio.
Pugh has served under three U.S. Presidents as a military communications aide. He spent 18 years in the U.S. Air Force as a cyber warfare officer and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pugh holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Valdosta State University and a Master of Management from the University of Phoenix. He serves as a board member for the non-profit Savvy Cyber Kids which focuses on cyber safety for preschool through high school students.