Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) Delivering Cybersecurity Seminar – An Educational and Networking Opportunity for Financial Information Technology Professionals

The WSTA will host a seminar on “Delivering Cybersecurity” on April 30, 2014 in New York City. Speakers at this event include Akamai Technologies, Inc., Blue Coat Systems, Inc., Darktrace, General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, HP, McAfee, Inc., Socure Inc., and Trend Micro.

New York, NY – April 23, 2014

“Effective cybersecurity is an integral component of any financial services firm’s risk-management strategy,” says keynote speaker Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder, Nemertes Research. “This seminar shares best practices, lessons learned, and practical recommendations for executing on that strategy.” View the complete agenda at https://www.wsta.org/events/event/new-york-seminar-delivering-cybersecurity-2/.

Seminar Overview
2013 can be remembered as the year that the Advanced Persistent Thread went mainstream: cybersecurity matters routinely make front pages in the major papers, and no longer just for a “shame on them” story about a major corporation being compromised. This new visibility puts cybersecurity efforts front and center on the corporate risk radar-screen – right about the same time your business sponsors are clamoring for more and more mobile access. There is no better time to be on top of the game than now. This WSTA seminar explores the evolving cybersecurity landscape – emerging threats, proactive and pre-emptive measures, solid security architectural options and enhanced fortification, enabling you to tailor your strategy to this ever evolving world.

For over 45 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, social events, and meetups. 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 Magazine and LimeLight e-newsletter provide additional content and information about the WSTA and industry-related activities. The newly launched website is a dynamic resource for keeping on top of the latest information and offers access to additional resources including a career center, white papers, blogs, and information about other industry events.

Financial Firm Members
WSTA firm members are employed at banks, brokerages, hedge funds, insurance companies and other financial firms. The WSTA currently has about 2,300 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 over 200 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.

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 (at) nemertes (dot) com.


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