Preventing a “Data Breach Unicorn” in the Financial Space

Presented by

Dr. Christopher Pierson, EVP, Chief Security Officer & General Counsel, Viewpost

About this talk

2016 saw the first Data Breach Unicorn with the loss of over 1 Billion records from Yahoo. How do we move forward in 2017 when the risks continue to increase, cybersecurity controls continue to under-perform, and cybersecurity professionals continue to be thrust into purely defensive positions in most financial organizations? This keynote we will explore the new normal for cybersecurity at financial institutions and FinTech companies, the latest attacks and trends & controls, and how to enable business through cybersecurity. About the Presenter: Dr. Chris Pierson is the EVP, Chief Security Officer & General Counsel for Viewpost - a Fintech payments company. He is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur who holds several cybersecurity and technology patents. Dr. Pierson serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and Cybersecurity Subcommittee and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. Previously, Chris was the first Chief Privacy Officer, SVP for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s U.S. banking operations leading its privacy and data protection program. Chris was also a corporate attorney for Lewis and Roca where he established its Cybersecurity Practice representing companies on security and data breach matters.

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