TechForum Security Forum Speakers

TechForum's Security Forum:Trends in Enterprise Security
Thursday, March 29th, 2018  8AM-5PM, The Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St, NYC

Speakers (more speakers to be announced week



Edward Beesley, SVP & CIO, SGS 
Ed Beesley is the SVP and CIO for the CBE business at SGS, where he has global resonsibilities for all technology, hardware and software as it relates to mobile devices or PC's, including all vendor relationships. He is responsible for information technology for the $1 Billion North American region. Ed received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers University and an MBA in management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has served as a charter member of the New York Electronics Crime Task Force administered by the US Secret Service since 2000.



Patrick Egan, Sr. Regional Information Security Officer, DNB Bank USA

Patrick has over 17 years of experience in Information Security and first attained his CISSP certification in 2003. Altogether, he has 30+ years’ experience in International Banking providing quality solutions in response to ever-changing information security needs. Before joining DNB, Patrick was a Vice President, Information Security Officer with Israel Discount Bank of New York for 12 years. Prior to that, he worked for Nordea Bank, New York Branch (16 years) in Data Security, Market Data Technology, Telecommunications, FX Trading, Money Market Trading, Capital Markets Operations and Loan Administration, & Funds Transfer. Patrick has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from SUNY College at Oneonta and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP.)



Justin Fier, Director for Cyber Intelligence and Analytics, Darktrace  Justin Fier is the Director of Cyber Intelligence and Analytics at Darktrace, based in Washington D.C. With over 11 years of experience in cyber defense, Fier has supported various elements in the US intelligence community, holding mission-critical security roles with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and Abraxas. Fier is a highly-skilled technical officer, and a specialist in cyber operations across both offensive and defensive arenas.


Risé Jacobs, Senior Vice President and CTO, Astoria Bank

Risé Jacobs has been with Astoria Bank since 2001, and has been in Information Technology for over 25 years.   Ms. Jacobs was originally brought in to the Bank as CISO to build a robust program that embeds information security into all areas of information services, and subsequently promoted to oversee all technology areas, leveraging her previous experience as a CIO. Ms. Jacobs is responsible for overseeing technology areas such as Technology Planning, UNIX and Windows infrastructure and all associated applications, Systems Engineering and Administration, Storage, Database, Programming and Internet/Intranet development, IT Compliance and Information Security and Business Continuity. Ms. Jacobs has an MBA with a concentration in Computer Systems, and holds the CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP, CISM, and CBCP certifications.


Robert Gockley, Director of Risk Management, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC Robert is a Senior Risk Management professional with over 25 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry.  His expertise governs operational risk management, information security, project management, and business continuity management and information technology audit.His vast experience includes leadership positions in risk management, audit and governance at American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and American Express Company.In his present capacity as Director of Risk Management at AST, Robert is directly responsible for implementing the enterprise risk management program strategies and objectives.  In this role, he liaisons with AST’s business and support organizations in the identification, of key risks that are aligned with their business processes, and develops risk mitigation strategies that are aligned with the business objectives, and consistent with the applicable laws and regulations.Prior to serving as the Director of Risk Management at AST, Robert was the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer responsible for the development and maintenance of the information security program and strategies.Robert is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, a Certified Business Continuity Planner and  holds a B.S. degree, and an M.B.A. degree in Quantitative Analysis, both from St. John’s University, New York.



Allen Lum, Information Technology Controls Validation Unit, AIG

Allen Lum is responsible for the Information Technology Controls SOX Compliance for the AIG Asset Management Group. Allen is a hands-on professional with extensive experience in Information Technology Risk and Security.  Over the past two years Allen has worked extensively with clients moving to the Cloud Computing Environment and implementing IT Risk and Security programs. Areas of work include compliance with the FFIEC IT Audit Standards, Cloud Security Alliance Control Standards, PCI, HIPPA and ISO 27001 Compliance. He is currently a contributing member of the Cloud Security Alliance -Mobile Devices group which is currently developing guidelines for BYOD - Mobile Devices - Policies and Standards. Allen holds a Master of Science from Pace University, a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from New York Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Louisiana. Allen is a CPA and holds the CISA and CISM certifications. He is an active member of OWASP New York Chapter and the NY Metro Chapter of the Information Security Audit and Control Association.



Richard Maathy, Director and Business Information Security Officer (BISO), DTCC



Hussein Syed, CISO, RWJBarnabas Health




Moderator: Priscilla Tate, Executive Director, Technology Managers Forum Priscilla Tate founded Technology Managers Forum (TechForum), a professional association for IT managers, in 1994. TechForum has a membership base of over 850 IT managers in the New York area who work for some of the largest enterprise organizations in the world. Each year Ms. Tate produces multiple enterprise IT focused events for end-user  IT managers. Ms. Tate is a sought-after industry analyst and has been quoted in numerous publications, including the New York Times and Computerworld. In addition to creating content for and moderating panels at TechForum events, Ms. Tate has moderated panels at other industry events, including the Computerworld Premier 100 and RSA Conference in San Francisco. Prior to TechForum, Ms. Tate was a technology manager at Citibank, EF Hutton and Manufacturers Hanover Trust. Ms. Tate graduated from Duke University with a BA in History and an MA in Art History. She also studied at the Freie Universitat in Berlin with a scholarship administered by the Fulbright commission. She was a Columbia Fellow and did graduate work at Columbia University.

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