As Partners in the Information Security community we have all been challenged in 2018 with the onslaught of DDoS and phishing campaigns with payloads that have included credential stealing malware, destructive malware and ransomware. In addition, to the evolving threat landscape, we are challenged with supporting our corporate strategies that look to leverage advancing technology and services that expand our perimeter boundaries and place a greater demand for protecting the information that our customers and fellow employees entrust us with. From a governance perspective we are seeing increased government and industry regulations and our corporate boards are demanding greater visibility into our programs. These challenges are expanding the responsibilities placed upon us as security professionals and requiring us to ensure we are following best practices.
that allow for strategic and solution-oriented discussion
by over three dozen senior executive FS-ISAC members
and sharing designed specifically for financial services institutions
including case studies and best practices
for Premier and above members. All meals and events during the conference are included
Remember when Elvis asked Nixon if he could be in the DEA? A rock musician with high-level security clearance – ridiculous. Unless, of course, you are able to outthink our nation’s enemies with “steely” resolve, experience and strategies. Only one such musician/national security consultant has the confidence and talent to step onto this world stage: Steely Dan co-founder, Jeffrey Baxter.
You may be asking, how in the world does a rock musician wind up as a national security expert? As it happened, it only took a few issues of Aviation Week magazine to pique Jeffrey’s interest in military technology and missile defense systems. He became self-taught in this area, as many geniuses do, and then wrote a paper that proposed converting a ship-based anti-aircraft missile system into a rudimentary missile defense system. He passed on this paper to a local congressman, and his career as a defense consultant began. A consultant to the Department of Defense with a high-level security clearance in the Pentagon, he now advises top military and civilian groups on asymmetrical warfare, next-generation technologies and unconventional strategies.
In addition to being a consultant with dynamic ideas, Jeffrey was the Grammy Award-winning guitarist for The Doobie Brothers and one of the founding members Steely Dan. He successfully brings his creativity and passion for music to his work today, generating and crafting a unconventional set of ideas, concepts and methodologies that have been recognized as highly effective game-changers for the business and student groups he advises. Jeffrey highlights creative, unconventional problem-solving and planning techniques by showing audiences how to apply knowledge gained in one area to advance goals in completely different fields. He explains how to approach issues with new "logic templates" and how to leave preconceptions behind. Through humor and lateral thinking, Jeffrey helps corporations and colleges map effective strategies, rediscover the drive to innovate and ignite passion in careers – both collegiate and corporate.
To honor our nation’s Veterans, FS-ISAC is pleased to donate $10 to Team Rubicon for every registration received before September 30th. Find out more about how Team Rubicon and the Veteran community continue to serve when disaster strikes.
Andy Matthiesen is the Information Security Officer for Gen Re. Gen Re is a reinsurance company and one of nearly 60 wholly owned companies in the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio of which 15 are members of FS-ISAC. Andy is responsible for security functions worldwide including security operations, governance, application security, architecture, security project management, and compliance for Gen Re and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Gen Re in 2011, Andy was a CTO for the Financial Times and Executive Director of Technology at the American Red Cross where he was responsible for the world’s largest blood management system and the technology portfolio for Disaster Services, Fund Raising, and Red Cross Chapters. In addition, he served as the Red Cross representative to the Department of Homeland Security for pandemic flu response and received the Red Cross CIO award for outstanding service. Before dedicating himself to information technology over 20 years ago, Andy worked as a Senior Research Scientist, published academic papers, and taught Analytical and Polymer Chemistry. He holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry and an MBA. He lives with his wife and two teenage daughters in Darien, Connecticut where he serves as Treasurer for The Knights of Columbus, serves on the town Board of Health, and, when time allows, sails on Long Island Sound.
We all have a common goal and that is to protect our company brand and the data that has been entrusted to us.
Financial Insitituion Member/Non-Member Registration is open!
Early Bird Registration is open until 30 September. Be sure to register asap for the best rates. FS-ISAC Premier, Gold and Platinum Members receive complimentary registration passes. Complimentary Registration requires a coupon code at the time of registration. Please reach out to your FS-ISAC Company POC for access to the coupon code. If you do not know your POC, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain that information.