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Brian J. Peretti, Esq.
Financial Services Critical Infrastructure Program Manager Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy United States Department of the Treasury

Brian J. Peretti is the Financial Services Critical Infrastructure Program Manager for the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy at the United States Department of the Treasury located in Washington, D.C.

At the Department of the Treasury, Mr. Peretti supervises the planning, evaluating and implementation of information security, information assurance, and risk management policies related to critical infrastructure protection, cyber security and homeland security. He leads the efforts of the Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC), an interagency organization chartered under the President's Working Group for Financial Markets composed of 18 federal and state financial regulatory agencies. He is presently leading the Treasury's efforts related to the Comprehensive National Cyber Initiative.

He is the relationship manager to the Departments of Homeland Security, Energy, Transportation, Justice, Defense and the Intelligence Community Homeland Security issues. He represents the Treasury on various interagency groups, including the Interagency Incident Management Group, the National Cyber Response Coordination Group, Senior Officials and TOPOFF exercise planning, and the National CIP R & D draft group. He is the emergency coordinator for the Treasury’s Domestic Finance area where he leads efforts in the areas of business continuity and disaster recovery. He directs the Treasury’s effort to implement a Research and Development agenda, created in coordination with the financial services sector, to address technology issues.

He has lectured extensively and has authored six books on topics related to financial institutions, including, most recently, co-authoring with Barkley Clark and Mark Hargrave Compliance Guide to Payment Systems: Law and Regulations.

Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Mr. Peretti was an associate in Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Corporate Banking and Finance Section in Washington, D.C. Prior to that position, Mr. Peretti was General Counsel for the Wright Patman Congressional Federal Credit Union, which serves the U.S. House of Representatives and associated groups.

Mr. Peretti received his B.A. from Rider University (cum laude) in 1989 and his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law (cum laude) in 1992.

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