InfoSec Connect Virtual Event

The Senior Level, Invite-Only Virtual Event for Financial Cybersecurity Executives

March 16 - 17, 2021 

Where Cybersecurity Experts Connect

Infosec Connect is a virtual, invite-only event customized for senior information security leaders from top US financial institutions.

During crisis comes opportunity. The mission of InfoSec Connect is to provide an interactive, high-level platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices and timely perspectives during these turbulent times.

Attendees receive access to all educational content (fireside chats, panels, keynotes and roundtables) delivered by other senior executives and get the opportunity to have pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings with solution providers who can keep your company safe during and post-pandemic, and preventing further breaches.

A Unique Experience


The InfoSec Connect virtual event is an online forum mirroring our in-person Connect events. We’re bringing you exclusive knowledge from top-notch industry leaders at the touch of a button.

Here's what you get when you attend:

Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Meetings

See someone on our attendee list you want to meet? Mutually matched and pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with your prospects and peers make it easy to further business. No more fruitless conversation. No more tradeshows.

Executive-Level Content

We provide custom-made, high-level content that fosters a fruitful dialogue amongst participants. Engage in in-depth discussions how to pivot your combat threats from home, navigate your information security strategies through the pandemic and prep for a “new normal”.

Exclusive Networking

Meet only the most senior-level executives in an intimate and interactive environment at our breakout rooms, 1:1 meetings, roundtables, and more.

Our Speakers. Your Visionaries.

Edmundo Valdez

Edmundo Valdez

SVP/IT Director

US Century Bank

Evelyn Lam

Evelyn Lam

VP IAM

Morgan Stanley

Gene Farberov

Gene Farberov

CISO

Gramercy Funds Management

John Raymond

John Raymond

VP Information Security

SunCoast Credit Union

Duke Sheow

Duke Sheow

Deputy CPC

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Larry Larsen

Larry Larsen

Supervisor, Information Security Controls Team

Navy Federal Credit Union

Thea Waters

Thea Waters

AVP Information Security

APCU

Marc Crudgington

Marc Crudgington

CISO

Woodforest Bank

Steve Ervolino

Steve Ervolino

CIO

Dupaco Community Credit Union

Yi Li

Yi Li

Director Security Architecture

BMO Harris

Joshua Brown

Joshua Brown

Director Security Solutions

H&R Block

Don Cardinal

Don Cardinal

Managing Director

Financial Data Exchage

Shano Fonseka

Shano Fonseka

Head of Risk

Plain

Kyle Barry

Kyle Barry

Head of Security

Plaid

Aviv Grafi

Aviv Grafi

CEO

Votiro

Rich Hosgood

Rich Hosgood

Director of Engineering

Votiro

Anthony Long

Anthony Long

Head of Threat Intelligence

Nettitude

Nabil Hannan

Nabil Hannan

Managing Director

NetSPI

Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Head of Global Professional Services

Menlo Security

Cody Cornell

Cody Cornell

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder

Swimlane

Marcus Fowler

Marcus Fowler

Director of Strategic Threat

Darktrace

What Attendees Are Saying

INTERACTIVE
“It was great to have time to network and interact with other Privacy and Security officials on their needs, expectations and concerns.”

Kris Lundell
HealthEquity

INFORMATIVE
“I had a great time and it was very informative. It was nice being with peers who shared the same issues and being able to hear what tools and/ or processes they use in their organizations. The knowledge sharing and networking sessions was one of the greatest benefits.”

Robert Morrison
Bremer Bank

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
“I would highly recommend the InfoSecurity Connect to any senior-level IT individual looking to gain some valuable insight from their peers.  The vendors in attendance provided some great one-on-one time with the ability to ask in-depth questions that many executives rarely get. Overall great experience.”

 Michelle Johnson
Chief Risk Officer
Byline Bank


InfoSec Finance Connect Agenda

Sessions listed in Eastern Time

Day One – March 16, 2021

    Information Security In 2021

  • 12:50 pm - 12:55 pm

    12:50 pm - 12:55 pm

  • 12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Thea Waters, AVP Information Security, APCU
    Evelyn Lam, VP IAM, Morgan Stanley

  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Aviv Grafi, CEO, Votiro
    Rich Hosgood, Director of Engineering, Votiro

     Financial institutions are uniquely vulnerable to file-borne threats. Having to accept and process tens of thousands of files a day from multiple sources—emails, uploads to customer-facing online portals & apps, and downloads from the web—puts financial entities at a unique risk.

     

    Digital transformation and remote work have increased the risk, as files entering cloud storage can contain hidden threats, and these storage environments are largely unprotected or insufficiently protected. In this fireside chat, Votiro Director of Engineering, Rich Hosgood, and CEO Aviv Grafi, will discuss various trends affecting how file-borne malware is entering financial institutions and the various risks faced when it comes to accepting files – both through traditional means and from cloud-based applications.

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  • 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

    2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

  • 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    Jeff Horne, CSO, Ordr
    Marc Crudgington, CISO, Woodforest Bank

    Connected devices including a new wave of IoT devices is driving digital transformation in financial services. But, whether dealing with traditional laptops and servers, or ATMs, security cameras and connected facilities equipment, these devices bring potential cybersecurity risks if not properly secured. This is particularly important as you consider the statistic that cyberattacks hit financial services firms 300 times more than other sectors. At the same time, security teams must maintain and document regulatory compliance with a wide array of standards ranging from PCI-DSS, FNRA, and FFIEC. 

     

    Join us for this fireside chat as Jeff Horne, CSO Of Ordr and Marc Crudgington, CISO of Woodforest Bank, discuss how to build a business case for a connected device security program. They will explore the risks that connected and IoT devices bring, the importance of real-time asset inventory, and considerations to secure high-risk devices. Jeff and Marc will also share real-world financial services best practices.

     

    In this session, you will learn the following

    •        Risks with the explosive growth of connected devices in financial services

    •        How to develop a business case to secure these devices 

    •        How to start with asset inventory and understanding of device behavior and risks 

    •        Real-world financial services best practices  

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  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    Anthony Long, Head of Threat Intelligence, Nettitude

    Sponsored by Netitude


    • Why do we need threat intelligence-led testing?
    • Threat landscape – TTP proliferation
    • How to consume testing outputs to out-innovate threat actors
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  • 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

    Nabil Hannan, Managing Director, NetSPI
    Larry Larsen, Supervisor, Information Security Controls Team, Navy Federal Credit Union
    Yi Li, Director Security Architecture, BMO Harris

    Sponsored by NetSPI

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  • 3:45 pm - 3:55 pm

    3:45 pm - 3:55 pm

  • 3:25 pm - 4:10 pm

    3:25 pm - 4:10 pm

    1. ROUNDTABLE: A Full Cloud Platform for Continuous Global IT, Security, and Compliance Assessment

     

    Led By Qualys

     

    The past year has brought into stark relief the need for organizations to have strong, cloud-based security and compliance policies. As companies engage in swift digital transformation, cybersecurity now plays a much larger role and requires us to change how we have operated in the past. Stitched-together security stacks that collect data in fragments, cannot scale, and do not interoperate are no longer viable options. Instead, security teams need an end-to-end cloud platform that gives them visibility across all their IT assets no matter where they are along with automated threat prioritization, patching and response capabilities. Given the severity of today’s threats, a full cloud platform will also need to do these things continuously, even across third-party cloud platforms, so your team can always assess the organization’s global IT, security, and compliance posture. Join our conversation as we discuss the challenges our security platforms face as well as best practices for building a next-generation cloud platform that collects and analyzes telemetry data in real time for continuous threat response.

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  • 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

    4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

    A sommelier will take you on a tour of Napa covering the fun educational topics and interesting history points across varietals of wines from the region. 

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Day Two – March 17, 2021

    Managing Your InfoSec Strategy In 2021

  • 12:50 pm - 12:55 pm

    12:50 pm - 12:55 pm

  • 12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Edmundo Valdez, SVP/IT Director, US Century Bank
    Larry Larsen, Supervisor, Information Security Controls Team, Navy Federal Credit Union

  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Shano Fonseka, Head of Risk, Plain
    Kyle Barry, Head of Security, Plaid
    Don Cardinal, Managing Director, Financial Data Exchage

    Sponsored by Plaid


    As millions of people increasingly rely on digital financial tools and services, bridging into a safer ecosystem is mission critical for any bank. Through partnership, banks and fintechs can align on industry standards that facilitate a more seamless open ecosystem to keep information secure and customers empowered with choice, control and transparency over their financial information. 


    Based on its unique position in the ecosystem connecting with 10,000+ financial institutions and 4,000+ applications, Plaid can be a critical security layer for banks. The company’s Head of Security, Kyle Barry, and Head of Risk, Shano Fonseka, will discuss Plaid’s evolution and growing strategic value to institutions as the industry aligns on best practices and standards.

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  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Jack Miller, Head of Global Professional Services, Menlo Security

    Zero Trust Security is an urgent priority for organizations with a vested interest in data security. The current web, email and end-point security solutions are not sufficient to address the exponential growth and advancement of cyber threats. But CISOs everywhere are struggling to find the best solution to enable Zero Trust measures without imposing restrictions and burdens on end-users or compromising their security stack.

     

    Join this session to hear from Jack Miller, former CISO of companies such as: Open Systems, AAA, County of Riverside, Pacific Life and County of Orange - and current Head of Global Professional Services for Menlo Security. Jack will discuss: the challenges of today's security landscape, insider information on findings from Menlo Security's threat labs and the changing future of using SASE service models to achieve Zero Trust Security. 

     

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  • 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    Cody Cornell, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, Swimlane
    Steve Ervolino, CIO, Dupaco Community Credit Union

    Sponsored by Swimlane


    How automation has benefited Dupaco Community Credit Union by allowing for proactive threat hunting with the help of thorough security automation orchestration and response.  

    Learn more
  • 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

    Marcus Fowler, Director of Strategic Threat, Darktrace
    Gene Farberov, CISO, Gramercy Funds Management
    John Raymond, VP Information Security, SunCoast Credit Union

    Sponsored by Darktrace

    Learn more
  • 3:45 pm - 3:55 pm

    3:45 pm - 3:55 pm

  • 3:55 pm - 4:40 pm

    3:55 pm - 4:40 pm

    Duke Sheow, Deputy CPC, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
    John Raymond, VP Information Security, SunCoast Credit Union

    ROUNDTABLE: Ensuring Your Third Party Partners Aren’t The Cause Of Your Breach, John Raymond, VP Information Security, SunCoast Credit Union

     

    ROUNDTABLE: Handling Privacy Issues While Your Staff Works From Home In The Age Of Covid-19, Duke Sheow, Deputy CPC, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

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Brands That Rely On Infosec Connect 

What Attendees Are Saying

VERY VALUABLE
“Very peer-oriented conference, with great keynotes. I loved the networking; and the vendor meetings were valuable.”

Howard Spira
EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

GREAT NETWORKING
“InfoSec Finance Connect provides an excellent environment for passionate security executives to gather and share thoughts and experiences. The atmosphere facilitates an incredible social learning event that to this day provides contacts I reach out to regularly.”

Jeremiah Kung
Director Information Security
CAPITAL ONE

WORLD CLASS CONTENT
“Fantastic program that went off without a hitch. The speaking topics were on point, and the speakers were engaging.
Loved the peer to peer interaction.”
Stephen Sun
HYUNDAI CAPITAL

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How Our Virtual Events Work

Participating in a virtual event is easy. Once you and your team register, each of you will receive a link to access the presentations. You can also add the event to your Outlook or other calendar as a reminder. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. All you need is Internet access. The sessions will be recorded, and will be available for a limited time afterwards. It’s going to be a great event!

This event is exclusively for cybersecurity leaders from financial institutions. Solution providers to these organizations and others will not be allowed to attend. Please register with your full company name and your corporate email address or you risk not gaining admittance. WBR reserves the right to not admit registrants based on company type.