Meet Our Chief Security Officer, Mark Morrison

January 04, 2024


  • 40+ years of experience in information security, including 30+ years in government cyber defense operations
  • Became OCC’s Chief Security Officer in 2017
  • Previously served as Senior VP and Chief Information Security Officer for State Street, as well in senior executive roles at the Department of Defense, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Defense Intelligence Agency


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Quick Facts:

  • At the invitation of the Department of the Treasury, participated on a cybersecurity expert panel organized by the Institute for Defense Analyses from 2020 to 2022
  • Was named a Security Current Top 100 CIO in 2021, and has received the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Senior Professional; the Director of National Intelligence Exceptional Service Medal; and the Director, Defense ‏Intelligence Agency Exceptional Civilian Award


“I have the honor and privilege of leading an incredible security team at OCC. They have been instrumental in ensuring security awareness is part of our organic culture, which helps all colleagues manage our critical functions while safeguarding the integrity of the exchange-listed options markets.”

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