Cyber-Risk in Financial Services Conference

June 28, 2019
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12:30pm - 5:30pm
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Columbia Business School, Uris Hall Room 326

Cyber risks are persistent and manifest, ranging from vulnerabilities in mobile network infrastructure; customer and merchant devices; business processes; and payment provider and national payment infrastructure.

This conference will host some of the world's top cyber-security experts who will provide their expertise on cyber-threats to the private sector, public sector, payments, blockchain and telecommunications networks. 


  • The State of Cyber-Security and Resilience
  • Cyber-Security in the Financial Sector
  • Cyber-Security Trends in the Developing World
  • Infrastructure Security in telecommunications and financial services

Speakers from:

  • Morgan Stanley*
  • New York City Cyber Command
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • World Bank 
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • FBI
  • Scotiabank US
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Institute for Cyber Arms Control
  • Multi Plan
  • New America
  • PayGility Advisors
  • Axis Capital
  • Columbia University
  • Mastercard 
  • Verizon
  • Carbon Black
  • School of International and Public Affairs 
  • Columbia Business School
  • New York University




  • Registration 

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

  • Dr. Leon Perlman, Head, DFSO, Columbia Business chool


Munish Walther-Puri, Director of Cyber Risk, New York City Cyber Command

1. The State of Cyber-Security and Resilience 

  • Prof. Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar, School for International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • David Balcar, Security Strategist / Cyber Profiler. Carbon Black
  • Lesley Ritter, Associate Vice President, Moody's
  • Rich Jacobs, Assistant Special Agent, FBI
  • Dr. Edward M. Roche, Executive Director, Institute for Cyber Arms Control
  • Moderator: Prof. Richard Berner, New York University

2. Cyber-Security and Cyber-Resilience in the Financial Sector

  • Kelly Isikoff, CISO, Axis Capital
  • Danny Brando, Vice President and the Head of the Supervision Group Cybersecurity Policy Department, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Alex Porcelain, Associate, Product Security, Goldman Sachs
  • Joseph Tso, CISO, Scotia Bank US
  • Kenneth Wolf, Senior Manager, Threat Intelligence, Standard Chartered Bank
  • ModeratorChristienne Genaro, PayGility Advisors

Coffee Break

3. Infrastructure Security in Telecommunications and Financial Services 

  • Alex Schlager, Executive Director, Business Network and Security Solutions, Verizon
  • Simon Hunt, Executive Vice President, Cyber-Security Product Innovation, Mastercard
  • Erinmichelle Perri, CISO, Multi Plan 
  • ModeratorCatherine Castaldo, Counsel, Reed Smith

4. Cyber-Security Trends in the Developing World

  • Nigel Jenkinson, Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Dr. Leon Perlman, Head DFSO at CITI, Columbia Business School, Columbia University
  • Aquiles A. Almansi, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
  • Sara Lofgren, Channel Sales Engineering Manager,  Blackberry Cylance
  • Elad Yoran, Executive Chairman of KoolSpan, CEO of Security Growth Partners (SGP) and Associate Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
  • ModeratorStan Byers, Senior Advisor at Technology, Global Security

*TBC/TBD = Entity confirmed, but speaker to be confirmed.


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