Cybersecurity in a Risky World

May 18, 2023
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hybrid Event

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In the financial services industry, cybersecurity needs to be thought of holistically in order to be effective. This starts with data analysis and classification, leads to data protection and privacy, and moves on to infrastructure and application security.

Session Details

This event focuses on “full-stack” cybersecurity, architecture, engineering, operations, staffing, training, and SOCs/outsourcing. Although many themes are applicable across industries, these sessions will focus specifically on cybersecurity for financial services & banking firms.

Presentation Topics Covered
  • SecOps (and integration with other operations)
  • Cybersecurity automation, ML, AI
  • Secure API management
  • Data and application security
  • Cloud security
  • Network security
  • Application security orchestration and correlation (ASOC)
  • Zero trust
  • Mobile threat defense
  • Cloud workload protection
  • Managed/Extended Detection & Response (MDR/XDR)
  • SASE
  • Application security testing
  • Collaboration security
  • Database audit and protection
Panel Abstract

This panel of industry experts addresses how to measure and improve cybersecurity. We discuss key cybersecurity metrics and share effective approaches to technology architecture, cybersecurity operations, and the integration of cybersecurity into every element of enterprise operations.

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Agenda

10:00am – 10:25am

Registration and Networking

10:25am – 10:30am

WSTA Introductions

Ken DeGiglio | Chief Information Officer, EquiLend & WSTA President

Ken DeGiglio is the chief information officer of EquiLend and a member of the firm’s executive team. As CIO, he is responsible for aligning EquiLend’s technology vision with business strategy; integrating company processes with the appropriate technologies; and developing and implementing technology initiatives within the organization. He manages a senior team of IT professionals and works closely with product owners and other internal stakeholders. DeGiglio’s career in financial technology spans nearly 30 years at firms including TD Ameritrade, Morgan Stanley, Robertson Stephens and J.P. Morgan; he also was a founder of Renaissance Trading Technologies. He has a bachelor’s degree with high honors in computer science, systems planning and management from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

10:30AM - 10:55AM

Industry Perspectives

Johna Till Johnson | CEO and Founder, Nemertes

Johna Till Johnson is the CEO & Founder of Nemertes Research, an 18-year old research-advisory firm specializing in the business impact of emerging technologies. Ms. Johnson spearheads Nemertes’ security and risk management practice, where she works with Fortune 200 financial services, manufacturing, utility, and other leading organizations.

Ms. Johnson’s career in information security began more than 25 years ago when, as a young engineer, she developed security products for Mosler Security Systems. In the early 1990s, she ran the lab-testing program at Data Communications Magazine, which uncovered vulnerabilities in the then-novel RSA two-factor authentication system. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Johnson ran the Global Networking Strategies Service at the META Group, which included META’s security and risk management offering. Subsequently, she served as the Chief Technology Officer overseeing the security practice for Greenwich Technology Corp., a global consulting and engineering firm that developed and implemented leading-edge security architectures for financial services firms and other global organizations.

10:55am – 11:15am

Platinum Sponsor Presentation by Imperva

11:15am – 11:35am

Platinum Sponsor Presentation by Verizon Business

11:35am – 11:55am

Platinum Sponsors Presentation

11:55am – 12:40pm

Lunch

12:40pm – 1:00pm

Platinum Sponsor Presentation

1:00pm – 1:20pm

Platinum Sponsor Presentation

1:20pm – 1:40pm

Platinum Sponsor Presentation

1:40pm – 2:00pm

Presentation

2:00pm – 2:20pm

Presentation

2:20pm – 2:35pm

Break

2:35pm – 3:35pm

Panel Discussion: Improving Cybersecurity Effectiveness: Metrics and Best Practices

Panel Abstract

This panel of industry experts addresses how to measure and improve cybersecurity. We discuss key cybersecurity metrics and share effective approaches to technology architecture, cybersecurity operations, and the integration of cybersecurity into every element of enterprise operations.

(Moderator) Johna Till Johnson | CEO and Founder, Nemertes

Johna Till Johnson is the CEO & Founder of Nemertes Research, an 18-year old research-advisory firm specializing in the business impact of emerging technologies. Ms. Johnson spearheads Nemertes’ security and risk management practice, where she works with Fortune 200 financial services, manufacturing, utility, and other leading organizations.

Ms. Johnson’s career in information security began more than 25 years ago when, as a young engineer, she developed security products for Mosler Security Systems. In the early 1990s, she ran the lab-testing program at Data Communications Magazine, which uncovered vulnerabilities in the then-novel RSA two-factor authentication system. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Johnson ran the Global Networking Strategies Service at the META Group, which included META’s security and risk management offering. Subsequently, she served as the Chief Technology Officer overseeing the security practice for Greenwich Technology Corp., a global consulting and engineering firm that developed and implemented leading-edge security architectures for financial services firms and other global organizations.

Khalil Jackson | Chief Information Security Officer, Technology Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Khalil Jackson leads the Information Security Function and is responsible for setting the information security strategy and managing cyber risk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which includes the protection of mission-critical applications that support payment systems, market operations, services to domestic and international financial organizations, the supervision of financial institutions, internal Bank operations, and services to the U.S. Treasury Department.

 

Khalil holds a M.S. in Cybersecurity, Risk, and Strategy, as well as a B.A. in Social Sciences from New York University (NYU). As a Wall Street veteran, his 20+ years as a technology executive spans multiple roles at Morgan Stanley and Bank of America. He also is a combat veteran and a commissioned officer in the US Army Reserve, focusing on national security, cyber, and innovation initiatives across the Department of Defense. His work as the principal cyberwarfare advisor contributed to the establishment of the Joint Headquarters for the US Army Cyber Command. Additionally, his published academic works include a novel framework for writing Cybersecurity legislation, which he uses to teach lawmakers at The Woodrow Wilson Center.

Lenworth Smith | Director of Global: Infrastructure, Operations and Security, EquiLend

Lenworth is a technology executive with over 25 years industry experience specializing in several technology disciplines including implementing, deploying and managing next gen technology infrastructure, private clouds, platform optimization, business continuity, IT Security, etc. Lenworth has extensive experience and skills with implementing Global IT Security Programs, Virtualization and Hyper-Converged technologies.

Lenworth is currently the Head of the Global: Infrastructure, Operations and Security teams for EquiLend Holdings LLC, which is responsible for providing the business with innovative, reliable, cost-effective and secure technology solutions across all core infrastructure services.

Prior to joining EquiLend, Lenworth served as the EVP and Head of IT, Warehouse and Logistics for Lloyd’s Manufacturing Inc., a foods and beverages retail manufacturer in Jamaica, W.I. There he led the firm’s datacenter re-architecture, which successfully reduced costs and decreased complexity, while also providing improved disaster recovery for the firm’s critical systems.

3:35pm – 4:00pm

Fireside Chat – Lessons Learned/Takeaways

4:00PM - 4:05PM

Closing Remarks

4:05PM - 5:00PM

Cocktail Hour

Location Details

Convene – Downtown Liberty
1 Liberty Plaza, New York, NY, 10006