Security Execs Talk AI, Emerging Tech At Financial Services Exchange

Event Held From June 10-12 In New York City

Dan Gunderman

Cyber security in the financial sector has been described as a “bellwether” to the larger community. Out front in technological advancement, deployment and cutting-edge technology, the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) space is both highly regulated and relied upon to problem-solve and initiate some of the space’s largest movements.

In an age of e-payments, smart contracts and cryptocurrency, finances have become digitized, and thus reformed. It is the BFSI chief information security officer’s (CISO) job, then, to distill information and form sound business, incident response and continuity plans – all of which enable the business (versus prohibit growth).

Sure, it’s a lot to keep up with, as the industry boasts numerous layers and variables – mobile security, endpoint security, identity and access management (IAM), web filters, email filters, anti-phishing campaigns, etc. – but events such as the Cyber Security Exchange: Financial Services are there to help.

An Overview

For CISOs, managing business in this “new normal” requires a unique, strategic perspective. It requires a mastery of balance between managing cash flow while investing for future growth, insight into the principles that drive the future operating model and a clear understanding of how finance can drive greater decision-support to the broader business – via analytics and digital finance capabilities.

It is no longer an option to rely purely on defensive, cost-cutting measures. It’s time to synthesize strategy, innovation, talent and execution. Events such as the Exchange, held from June 10-12 in New York City, can assist security professionals in realizing this lofty goal. In the premier event, IT executives are able to network, benchmark and discuss innovative solutions.

Outside of “invite-only,” the Exchange also features inspiring speakers and thought leaders, including: Marc Crudginton, CISO, Woodforest National Bank, V. Jay LaRosa, Vice President, Global Security Architecture, ADP, Paul Raines, CISO, United Nations Development Program and Rahul Patel, CIO, KBC Bank NV.

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Embedded in this event are: keynotes and best practices, led by senior-level IT security executives, panel discussions, which are interactive and moderated, networking roundtables, masterclasses on the latest technologies, “BrainWeave” discussions on challenges and hot topics, and networking dinners.

Day 1 agenda highlights include a session on the skills gap/talent crisis conducted by Devon Bryan, Executive Vice President and CISO, Federal Reserve System, another on data protection from Susan Koski, SVP Security Operations, PNC; also a BrainWeave on “proactive security” and a masterclass in awareness training. The day also includes a session on third-party vendor risk management with Jon West, CISO, Kempter, Nasser Fattah, Managing Director, MUFG Union Bank and Rod Aday, CISO, Dexia Credit Local.

Day 2 agenda highlights include: sessions on interpreting regulatory complexity from Paul Ferrillo, Counsel, Greenberg, Traurig LLP, intelligent and proactive defense with David Stern, CISO, BGC Partners, Patel, of KBC Bank NV and Koski, of PNC, digital trust, “defense in a new landscape” from Danielle Wood, Director of Advisory Services, Cybereason, IAM/network security, autonomous cyber defense and a case study on security’s “human element” with Tim Marsden, CISO, Stifel Financial.

Day 3: The third and final day features sessions on emerging technology in financial services, from LaRosa, of ADP, and skills shortage solutions, from Raines, of the U.N. Development Program and Crudginton, of Woodforest National Bank.

Here’s Where to Go

If you’re interested in attending or sponsoring the event, click here to visit the Exchange site. There, you can view options for sponsorship, invitation and delegate packs.

The ebb and flow of the cyber security tides demand “due diligence” from IT teams, especially those on the frontlines within financial services. Consider the upcoming Exchange for valuable discourse and networking opportunities!

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