Synchrony Financial Earns Top Honors for Technology
Synchrony Financial, the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States, has made it onto the InformationWeek Elite 100 list of most innovative users of information technology for the second consecutive year. Synchrony came in at number 78.
The company was praised for its intelligence-led security programs and its collaborative approach to developing secure environments.
Carol Juel, Synchrony Financial executive vice president and CIO, notes, “We are proud to be chosen as an InformationWeek Elite 100 finalist for the second year in a row, recognized for our strategic and innovative information security program, which has become a true business enabler.”
“As business success becomes even more dependent on the ability to innovate in information technology, being represented on the InformationWeek Elite 100 list is one of the biggest honors a company can achieve,” said Susan Nunziata, editorial director of InformationWeek. “It’s a validation of efforts by the business to make IT a game changer.”
Daniel Conroy, Synchrony Financial’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), believes that information security is a team sport. He added, “To foster a culture of security awareness requires collaboration with everyone across our business as well as with partners, clients and vendors. In 2015 we engaged with many client CISOs to help defend our ecosystem and will continue to do so as part of our regular business engagement.”
InformationWeek Elite 100 tracks technology-based strategies and spotlights business technology innovations.