Derek Vadala

Derek Vadala

Chief Risk Officer, BitSight

Derek Vadala serves as the Chief Risk Officer at BitSight and oversees its risk division. In this role, he leads teams focused on the company’s risk methodologies and products that enable security and business leaders to better communicate with each other and with boards of directors by translating cyber risk into financial terms. He also oversees the company’s information technology and security. He has over 25 years of experience in information security management. Before joining BitSight, Derek was the CEO and founder of VisibleRisk, a joint venture between Moody’s Corporation and Team8, which was acquired by BitSight in 2021. Prior to that, Derek was the global head of cyber risk for Moody’s Investors Service, responsible for developing capabilities for evaluating cyber risk and incorporating those capabilities into credit analysis. He also previously served as the chief information security officer for Moody’s Corporation, where he was responsible for global information risk and security across Moody’s businesses worldwide.


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