Gene Scriven is an Information Protection veteran with almost four decades of Information Security and data protection experience across a wide spectrum of industries. He has provided security solutions to Fortune 500 firms as a specialized security consultant, addressed the stringent security requirements of the US Government and various intelligence agencies as a military officer and government contractor, and has "owned the problem" as an associate of commercial organizations. His background includes directing the development of intrusion detection and network monitoring systems, federal computer crime investigations, electronic and physical security red-team evaluations, risk management and mitigation, and security management and compliance.

Gene joined ACI Worldwide in November of 2015 as the Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Information Security. He is responsible for the protection of customer and corporate data of ACI and its affiliate companies as they power electronic payments for financial institutions, retailers and processors around the world; and provide a comprehensive suite of software and SaaS-based solutions to deliver real-time, any-to-any payments capabilities.

Prior to joining ACI, Gene spent six years as the Chief Information Security Officer for the hospitality technology industry’s Sabre Corporation in Southlake, Texas and five years as the Chief Information Security Officer for The Home Depot, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Gene is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He holds a Masters of Science Degree from Troy State University in Montgomery and a Bachelors of Science from Hawaii Pacific University. Gene is the 2008 Peoples’ Choice winner of Executive Alliance’s Southeastern regional Information Security Executive of the Year award and was also a finalist for the Information Security Executive of the Decade with Technology Executive Networks. He is also an active Advisory Board Member for the University of Phoenix Cybersecurity and Security Operations (CSO) Institute.

Gene currently lives with his wife and two daughters in sunny Southwest Florida.