Daniel Ford named chief information officer at NEFCU

Credit Union fills CIO position with expert in IT And cybersecurity

WESTBURY, NY (June 21, 2019) — In its continuing drive to introduce technologically advanced and digitally driven solutions for members, while ensuring their banking privacy and security, NEFCU announced that it has named Daniel Ford, D.Sc., its chief information officer, responsible for all aspects of information technology, cybersecurity and digital banking.

Dr. Ford brings more than 20 years of information technology, cybersecurity and risk management experience, including an extensive history running technology and security programs, both within the public and private sectors.

As CIO, Dr. Ford will utilize his experience in building technology programs and cybersecurity to ensure that NEFCU and its members will be provided innovative technology products that have a core focus on security and privacy.

Dr. Ford joins the Westbury-based credit union from First Source Bank in South Bend (IN), where he was most recently the chief information officer, responsible for infrastructure, cybersecurity, and application development, among other core business areas.

Other notable roles include positions at Silent Circle, Fixmo, McAfee, BAE Systems, SRA, and Unisys. Dr. Ford graduated from Capitol Technology University with a doctor of science degree in information assurance (a/k/a cybersecurity), where his dissertation focused on the risks associated with smartphones in the enterprise. He also earned a master’s of science in information assurance from Capitol Technology University, and a bachelor’s of science in computer science. He is expected to graduate with a master’s in business administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in May 2020.

“Our vision is to be the most innovative, member-focused credit union in the region.  To accomplish this, we must embrace and introduce more complex technology, internally and externally, that is overseen by a highly accomplished, visionary leader in technology,” said John Deieso, president and chief executive officer of NEFCU. “Dan is that leader who will align the current and future of business of NEFCU with forward thinking technology.  He brings the right level of technology and cybersecurity expertise along with the strategic mindset that will help continue to propel our culture of innovation forward.”

Daniel Ford.

About NEFCU (NY)

NEFCU is one of Long Island’s leading credit unions that proudly offers its affordable banking services to all Long Islanders. With more than $3 billion in assets and over 190,000 members, NEFCU has branches and a shared branch network throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. To join NEFCU, eligible members must live, work, attend school, or regularly conduct business in Nassau and/or Suffolk counties (excluding the townships of East Hampton, Southampton and Shelter Island). Existing NEFCU members may also sponsor immediate family members or household members. For more information, visit, call 516-561-0030 or find us on Facebook at


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