Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) “ Taking a Business Risk Portfolio (BRP) Approach to Cybersecurity ” Panel Discussion

The WSTA will host a panel discussion for financial technology professionals on “Taking a Business Risk Portfolio (BRP) Approach to Cybersecurity” on November 17, 2015 in New York City. Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder, Nemertes Research will provide industry perspectives and moderate this session.
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Financial IT professionals take part in an interactive WSTA Panel Discussion.

The WSTA will host a panel discussion on “Taking a Business Risk Portfolio (BRP) Approach to Cybersecurity” on November 17, 2015 in New York City. Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder, Nemertes Research will provide industry perspectives and moderate this session. “Companies need to manage cybersecurity risk the same way they manage other business risks,” says Johnson. “Seek to minimize, rather than entirely eliminate, risks—and maximize the benefit to the firm from taking those risks.” Panel sponsors for this event are BMC, IIS Technology, and Palo Alto Networks.

Panel Discussion Overview
The NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology), SEC, and FINRA have all recently published the recommendation to enterprise organizations overall, and financial services firms in particular, to take a risk-management perspective to cybersecurity. In this session, Nemertes Research will provide a short methodology for its business-risk portfolio (BRP) approach to following these recommendations. Then an all-star cast of panelists will discuss their success strategies, best practices, and challenges moving to a risk-management model. Attendees will walk away with actionable next steps and guidelines for translating these best practices into their own environments, including emerging technology, effective processes, and requisite skillsets and organizations.

For 48 years, the Wall Street Technology Association (http://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, panel discussions, roundtables, 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 2,400 prospective financial firm technology professionals with information about educational and networking opportunities.

Affiliates and Sponsors
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@nemertes.com.


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