Penn Mutual Names Mark Strosahl CISO

Strosahl was most recently information security officer for the retirement business at Principal Financial Group.

(Mark Strosahl, CISO, Penn Mutual. Source: Penn Mutual.)

The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company (Penn Mutual; Horsham, Pa.), a Fortune 1000 company, has announced that Mark Strosahl has joined the company as chief information security officer, reporting to Greg Driscoll, chief operating officer of the company’s life insurance and annuities line of business.

Greg Driscoll, COO, Life Insurance and Annuities, Penn Mutual.

“Mark has extensive experience developing, implementing and monitoring information security strategy, policies and procedures,” comments Driscoll. “He has deep knowledge of the interdependencies related to financial services and cybersecurity legal and regulatory requirements. Mark also has an outstanding track record of building alliances across functions to promote understanding of and fidelity to information security risk management.”

Strosahl joins Penn Mutual with more than 14 years of financial services industry experience leading information technology and information security functions. Most recently, he served as information security officer for the retirement business at Principal Financial Group (Des Moines, Iowa).

Strosahl received his bachelor’s degree in information systems management and his MBA from Iowa State University and holds numerous information security certifications, including Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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