A photographic portrait of Barbara J. O’Neill
EY remains committed to building a more secure working world by protecting information assets, personal data and client information to provide EY clients with exceptional client service worldwide.

Barbara J. O’Neill

EY Global Chief Information Security Officer

Information security leader. Advocate for diversity and inclusiveness.

Barbara is EY Global Chief Information Security Officer and provides strategic direction for all matters relating to information security.

She joined EY in 1997 as the Director of Information Security for Ernst & Young LLP in the US, assuming responsibility for the Americas Region in 1999. Barbara then accepted the EY Global Chief Information Security Officer role in 2002.

Prior to joining EY, she was the Vice President of Information Technology for a human resource and benefits solutions provider.

Seasoned in information security management, IT strategy, governance and audit, Barbara also held various IT positions with a leading telecommunications company.

She earned her BS in Computer Science from Saint Peter’s University and her MS in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

How Barbara is building a better working world

“At EY,  reputation is key. A big part of protecting that reputation is protecting EY  data and that of EY clients while enabling services to work effectively and securely. Each day presents new information security challenges and opportunities, but we strive to continue to demonstrate to EY clients and  regulators that we take our role as data custodians very seriously. By helping to achieve this objective, I believe I am contributing to building a better working world.”

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