Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) “Assessing Cybersecurity Business Risk and Managing Threats” Seminar – An Educational Session for FinTech Professionals

The WSTA will host an educational seminar on “Assessing Cybersecurity Business Risk and Managing Threats” on April 14, 2016 in New York City for Financial IT Professionals.

The WSTA will host a seminar on “Assessing Cybersecurity Business Risk and Managing Threats” on April 14, 2016 in New York City for Financial IT Professionals. Speakers at this event currently include Keynote: Nemertes Research, Premier Speaking Sponsor: Fortinet, Luncheon Speaking Sponsor: Tekmark Global Solutions, Breakfast Speaking Sponsor: Verizon, and Speaking Sponsors: Cisco, Contrast Security, Egnyte, enSilo, and RiskSense, Inc. View the complete agenda at https://www.wsta.org/events/event/assessing-cybersecurity-business-risk-and-managing-threats/

“Cybersecurity remains top of mind for senior executives at major financial services institutions,” says Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder of Nemertes Research. “Our 2016 Cybersecurity and Risk benchmark and maturity model study found that effectively assessing risk and managing threats are critical initiatives for this year. In this seminar, we’ll be covering best practices and emerging technology that help financial services cybersecurity professionals address those initiatives.”

Seminar Overview
How can financial services balance the need for innovation and nimbleness against the requirement to keep applications, data, and infrastructure secure? Where does cybersecurity fit into an organization’s existing risk-management strategy? And what tools, technologies, and techniques are emerging to make risk-management—including cybersecurity—more effective and automated? This seminar reviews the emerging technology landscape and provides use cases, blueprints, and case studies to help financial services firms improve their security stances and minimize risk—while increasing agility.

For almost 50 years, the Wall Street Technology Association (https://www.wsta.org) has provided financial industry technology professionals, vendors, service providers, and consultants forums to learn from and connect with each other. The WSTA facilitates educational seminars and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.

The WSTA hosts seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, and social events. These events offer many opportunities to stay on top of leading technologies, as well as network and share information with industry colleagues. The WSTA’s quarterly educational Ticker e-Zine and LimeLight e-Newsletter provide additional content and information about the WSTA and industry-related activities. The website is a dynamic resource for keeping on top of the latest information and offers access to additional resources including white papers, blogs, videos, and information about other industry events.

Financial Firm Members
WSTA financial firm members are employed at banks, brokerages, hedge funds, insurance companies and other financial firms. The WSTA currently has about 2,400 members from over 50 different firms; 81% of the members hold senior titles such as CIOs, CTOs, Vice President, Director and Manager. The remaining 19% hold other titles such as analysts, engineers, architects, etc. The WSTA also reaches over 3,200 prospective financial firm technology professionals with information about educational and networking opportunities.

Affiliates and Sponsors
Affiliates and sponsors are an integral component of the WSTA. As a not-for-profit organization, they contribute significantly by providing the resources needed to run the educational and networking programs for WSTA financial firm members. These programs strengthen the bond between members and companies that serve the technology needs of the financial community.

The WSTA currently has approximately 100 technology firms that participate in the WSTA as an affiliate or sponsor. Companies that provide cloud, big data, mobility, security, software, infrastructure, networking, social, telecom and other industry-related solutions find the WSTA an invaluable forum to create awareness, educate and develop relationships with financial industry professionals.

About Nemertes Research
Nemertes Research is a research-advisory and consulting firm that specializes in analyzing and quantifying the business value of emerging technologies. You can learn more about Nemertes Research at our Website, http://www.nemertes.com, or contact us directly at research@nemertes.com.


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