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Chris Harner

Managing Director, Cybersecurity | New York

Chris Harner

Chris Harner, FRM, CISSP, has over 20 years of experience in risk management covering the banking and insurance sectors as both a practitioner and consultant. Chris leads Sia Partners' Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice in the United States. He recently joined Sia Partners from Milliman where he was Managing Director of the Cyber Risk Solutions practice focused on helping clients quantify cyber risk. Chris brings a risk professional’s view on enhancing senior management’s understanding and mitigation of cyber risk by overcoming information asymmetry through “translating” the technical into the language of risk and finance. Chris’ International work experience includes roles in Athens, Moscow, London, and Zurich. 

As a management consultant, Chris has led dozens of projects assisting financial institutions with remediating and enhancing governance frameworks, regulatory compliance, management committee structures, risk frameworks, and regulatory gap assessments. Focus areas included: 

  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM); 
  • Regulatory assessments; non–bank Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFI); Enhanced Prudential Standards for Foreign Banking Organizations (FBO); 
  • Designing target operating models (TOM); and 
  • Conducting Risk & Control Self Assessments (RCSA) with process maps. 
  • His experience includes leading integrated cross-service line teams of professionals; coordinating multiple Subject Matter Advisors; and complex project management.

Chris is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM), certified by GARP and holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), issued by (ISC)2