Jamarkus Garrett

Jamarkus Garrett is an Assistant Vice President, Operational Risk Officer, Technology & Cybersecurity at Hancock Whitney Bank in the Operational Risk Management Unit under the Corporate Risk Management Group led by the Chief Risk Officer.

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Jamarkus Garrett is a dedicated Business, Information Technology, and Information Security professional. He has over ten years of work experience across multiple industries in the Private Sector and the Federal Government (U.S Department of Veterans Affairs/Booz Allen Hamilton, CGI Group Inc., and APM Terminals/Maersk). Jamarkus is detailed and results-oriented, with an emphasis on problem-solving. He has been a consultant for many organizations. He is a proactive relationship-builder who believes collaboration is essential for any organization to achieve defined and common goals, ensuring that work efforts achieve the outcome specified within the strategy. Technology and Cybersecurity solutions require it.

He has worked to oversee Project Implementations, Testing & Quality Assurance, Data Governance, Vendor Management, Third Party Risk Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Incident Management, and Monitoring and Protecting the Security and Confidentiality of Information. Also, performing risk assessments, reviewing policies and procedures, analyzing potential vulnerabilities and threats to systems. His reviews of critical procedures includes: Identity and Access Management, Cyber Incident Response Plans, Cyber Recovery Plans, Cyber Tabletop Exercises, Patch and Vulnerability Management, Secure Configuration, Application Testing and Security, among others. His reviews led to assurance that procedures matched the organization's risk appetite or the initiation and tracking of additional mitigation controls/action plans

As Assistant Vice President, Operational Risk Officer, Technology, and Cybersecurity at Hancock Whitney Corporation, he has oversight in many areas where he collaborates with Business Units to identify and monitor any risks that may impact our clients and our company. He is specifically focused in the areas of technology and cybersecurity to assist the CIO, CISO, and their direct reports to ensure their different areas are identifying risks, rating them appropriately and putting in effective controls to mitigate them by performing Risk Assessments. He supports ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) leadership in operating risk committees and working groups to ensure risk visibility to Senior Executive Management and the Board of Directors. He also collaborates with corporate risk partners such as Legal, Compliance, Enterprise Fraud, Enterprise Security, IT GRC, SOX Financial Controls, Vendor Management and Internal Audit to streamline and align risk management practices, Jamarkus focuses on identifying, assessing, and mitigating key risks to assist the bank in achieving its strategic objectives and protecting its clients.

Jamarkus holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Information Technology from Columbia Southern University.