The Future of Cybersecurity

October 19, 2023
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Virtual Event

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Financial services firms know all too well that cybersecurity threats are continually growing in power and sophistication. To counter those threats, cybersecurity teams and initiatives need to stay continually focused on the future: Only by putting in place forwardlooking defenses can they stay protected.

Session Details

This event focuses on the cybersecurity strategies, technologies, and practices that will help financial firms fight the “next war” in cybersecurity—the one that’s just over the horizon.

Presentation Topics Covered
  • Zero Trust Security
  • Quantum computing and cryptography
  • Blockchain protection
  • Protecting the Metaverse
  • Cybersecurity automation, ML, AI
  • Advanced predictive analytics
  • Mobile protection
  • Third-party risk management
  • Cloud workload protection
  • Application security testing
  • Collaboration security
  • Data protection
Panel Abstract

This panel of industry experts discusses how the threat landscape (and regulatory environment) is growing and changing, and shares best practices on how to adapt to these changing environments. We discuss emerging cybersecurity technologies and their potential impact on financial services firms, as well as how SecOps needs to adapt to help firms confront emerging challenges.

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Agenda

10:00am – 10:05am

WSTA Introductions

Nadira Hardial | Sr. Vice President, Head of Corporate Technology, Brown Brothes Harriman & WSTA Director

Nadira Hardial is the Senior Vice-President responsible for Corporate Technology at Brown Brothers Harriman. She is responsible for the platforms that support the Finance, Compliance, Risk, Human Resources and Enterprise functions of the Bank. In support of Inclusion in Technology careers in Banking and Finance, Nadira founded the Women in Technology community at BBH.

Prior to joining Brown Brothers Harriman, Nadira was a Senior Vice-President for Fund Services applications, for Citibank’s Securities and Funds Services division. She led the design and implementation of a new proprietary ETF servicing platform, in line with Citi’s global product strategy.

At Merrill Lynch, as Director, Nadira was responsible for Margin and Collateral Management Technology as well as several Credit Risk applications, supporting the firm’s global Institutional Business. She conceptualized and implemented the firm’s strategic margin platform, including cross-asset portfolio management capabilities as part of the toolset supporting Prime Brokerage.

In a career spanning over 25 years in Financial Services Technology, Nadira was also an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, where she managed the Tax and Gain Loss Technology program for Wealth Management. Earlier in her career, Nadira held various application development roles at Barclays, Societe Generale and UBS. She started her career as a Middleware developer working for Pepsi-Cola. Nadira holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems from Baruch College.

 

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

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.

10:20am – 10:40am

Premier Sponsor Presentation

10:40am – 11:00am

Presentation by Check Point Software Technologies

11:00am – 11:20am

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11:20am – 11:40am

Presentation

11:40am – 12:00pm

Break – Visit the Resource Rooms and Network with Attendees

12:00pm – 1:00pm

The Future of Cybersecurity: Protecting Against Tomorrow’s Threats, Today

Panel Abstract

This panel of industry experts discusses how the threat landscape (and regulatory environment) is growing and changing, and shares best practices on how to adapt to these changing environments. We discuss emerging cybersecurity technologies and their potential impact on financial services firms, as well as how SecOps needs to adapt to help firms confront emerging challenges.

(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.

Thomas Doughty | VP - CISO, Prudential Financial

Prior to joining Prudential, Thomas Doughty served as a Military Intelligence Officer specializing in Electronic and Information Warfare and emerging intelligence processing technology platforms. Tom joined Pru in 1998 as an Information Systems Auditor, and from 2000 until 2005 assumed responsibility as Business Information Security Officer for Prudential Securities, Incorporated (PSI) in New York. His efforts during this period included technical risk management and transition related to Wachovia’s joint venture with PSI. Tom currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Prudential. Tom is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds an MBA in Finance and Information Technology from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is currently a member of the BITS security steering committee, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Wall Street Technology Association.

Guruprasad Ramamoorthy | VP, Global Head of Network Architecture, Engineering & Operations, S&P Global

Guruprasad Ramamoorthy is the Global Head of Network Architecture, Engineering & Operations at S&P Global. He has been with the company since 2017 and is a hands-on technology executive with a unique blend of Product Development, Digital Infrastructure, End User Computing and Cybersecurity experience.

Guruprasad is responsible for plan-build-run functions of the global network that spans across 80+ offices, 10+ on-premises Data Centers and 4+ multi-cloud environments. He also leads various enterprise-wide initiatives to rapidly transform S&P Global’s core infrastructure to software-defined, re-imagine the edge infrastructure and strengthen the cybersecurity.

Guruprasad represents the company’s commitment to develop talent to deliver new insights, accelerate the speed of operations and value delivery for customers while establishing S&P Global as the most innovative company. To achieve this, he works closely with the global leaders to enable S&P Global’s product and systems with the help of 1000 + technology associates.

In his previous role, Mr. Guruprasad was responsible for building S&P Global’s Technology center of excellence in India from ground-up while attracting the best talent in the region. The site in India was purpose-built to facilitate innovation by providing employees with access to latest technologies and infrastructure, as well as physical spaces that enable highly collaborative teams.

Guruprasad has about 18 years of experience. He was previously associated with companies such as Visa, BNY Mellon and Sify Technologies. He has a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor’s in Information Technology.

1:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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