Katz faculty member David Schwed

David L. Schwed


David Schwed is the global head of digital assets technology at BNY Mellon. He has over 20 years of experience in IT, IS and risk management, and has built frameworks for information technology and information security from the ground up for major Fortune 200 companies in the financial sector, including Bank of New York Mellon, Merrill Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup. With Citigroup, he led global IT audits to ensure compliance with a complex landscape of regulations that included SOX and GLBA. As chief information security officer for Galaxy Digital, a diversified merchant bank dedicated to digital assets and the blockchain technology industry, he led the vision, strategy and execution for information security while building out the IT infrastructure. He is co-founder, CIO and general counsel of MASS Communications, a leading connectivity and telecom management provider which was acquired by a Fortune 500 Telecommunications company. He holds a JD from Hofstra University School of Law and is a member of the New York Bar. He holds the following industry certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE); Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP); Certified Ethereum Professional (CEP); Certified DeFi Expert; and Certified Blockchain Security Professional. He has taught Architecture of Secure Operating Systems, Applications, and Devices Leading Technology Organizations.