The New York SHIELD Act:
Learn What It Means for
The Complex and Rapidly
Expanding Privacy and
Protect Yourself and Your
Institution From the
Dangers and Risks of
Cyber Crime, Including
Governance, risk, privacy, data protection and compliance officers at all financial services institutions with customers or transactions in New York should not miss this invaluable one-day live seminar.
Professionals who played an important role in drafting the New York SHIELD Act and in assisting clients in implementing this landmark law will share with seminar attendees their banking and cybersecurity knowledge, insight and experience at this information-packed learning event.
The time has arrived where cybersecurity, privacy and data protection are moving from IT departments and into all aspects of an organization’s operations and management. Learning how to integrate these various functions optimally with the organization’s cyber defense team is a crucial step that must be taken intelligently and with sound guidance. Equally important, understanding what the changing laws and regulations require is crucial to the well-being of the organization, its responsible officers, its rank and file employees, and their reputations.
David Cotney is the former Massachusetts Bank Commissioner. While Commissioner, he served as chairman of the board of directors of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the association of all state bank regulators. Having begun his career as a bank examiner, Mr. Cotney now has over 26 years of experience as a regulator, and currently serves as a board member at a New Jersey community bank. Mr. Cotney holds a BA from Tufts University, an MBA from Boston University, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Robert is a Director in the Financial Services (FS) Advisory Practice at PwC in New York. Robert has over 20 years experience in financial services including risk management and regulatory compliance, most recently having served for five years as Deputy Superintendent with the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYS DFS”). While at NYS DFS, his responsibilities included managing the Department’s oversight of foreign branches and agencies, including complex anti-money laundering remediations required by public enforcement actions. Additionally, he had responsibility for the Departments licensing and supervision of cryptocurrency businesses, both those chartered as limited purpose trust companies and as money transmitters. Prior to his time in public service, he held front office and risk management roles with JPMorgan Chase & Co., Société Générale, and Citibank. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.
Stephen Gilmer is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) with more than 25 years of experience as a technical expert and executive leader focused on securing technology companies’ most sensitive and valuable data and systems. Stephen previously was in-house CISO at both a biotechnology startup and at two Fortune 10 aerospace, defense, and technology companies. In these roles, Stephen designed and implemented sensitive data and IP security control programs; shaped policy at the national level and security framework formation; and proactively resolved complex investigation, audit, and regulatory oversight issues.
Stephen is a Six Sigma Black Belt who led the transition of the IT infrastructure of a private start-up to address the regulatory and operational requirements of becoming a publicly-traded company. As a CISO executive in an aerospace defense company subject to a consent agreement with the United States Government, Stephen also led global cyber investigations, risk analysis, engagement, and mitigation controls necessary for the organization to successfully navigate oversight requirements and re-establish credibility with Government customers.
Concurrently, Stephen built and led the cyber security components required to support winning and executing multi-billion dollar government contracts.
Stephen frequently speaks at global cybersecurity conferences, publishes articles on the business necessity of proactive cyber risk management, and advises on and conducts cybersecurity education / training for corporate leadership including the Board of Directors, the C-Suite and Compliance Officers.
Eric Lantz is a Director in Cybersecurity & Privacy Advisory Services in the Financial Services sector at PwC, and has been with the firm for 6 years. He specializes in cyber risk management, technology governance and oversight, third party cyber risk management, security strategy, and business continuity management. Eric has deep experience in helping financial institutions stand up cybersecurity and IT risk management programs, including alignment of programs to frameworks and regulatory requirements (e.g. NIST Cybersecurity Framework, FFIEC CAT and IT Handbooks, and NYDFS Part 500). Eric has led several large scale IT-related regulatory remediation efforts for financial institutions.
Carlos C Solari was born in Colombia, South America and grew up in Huntington, NY. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University with a BS in Biology and the Naval Postgraduate School with a MS in Systems Technologies. His career started in government service: U.S. Army for 13+ years, FBI senior executive in the 1990’s and Chief Information Officer for the White House (2002 – 2005).
In the private sector, Carlos was VP of Cybersecurity at Bell Labs, VP / GM of Global Security Solutions at CSC, SR VP at Mission Secure Inc and VP of Cybersecurity Services at Comodo Group. He is currently in several roles including Advisory Board Chair for CyberFortis focused on cybersecurity education / training for the corporate leadership including the Board of Directors, the C-Suite and Compliance Officers. He is the author of several books including Security in a Web 2.0+ World published by Wiley in 2009. He has taught cybersecurity in various settings and is an international speaker on this topic.
SPECIAL LUNCHEON SPEAKER
BRIAN W. VITALE, CAMS-Audit, NCCO
Notre Dame, IN, USA
Brian Vitale earned his political science degree from North Central College in 1996 and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 2014. Following his undergraduate degree, Vitale was recruited by the National Security Division of the FBI where he specialized in counterterrorism and foreign counterintelligence. During his tenure, he was assigned to work the FBI’s most sensitive international terrorism and espionage cases.
Subsequent to the FBI, Vitale spent many years in banking and finance where his skills led him to the field of global operational risk management. He has over 25 years of banking, finance and investigative experience, many of those years dedicated to the AML/CFT effort. Vitale currently serves as the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for Notre Dame Federal Credit Union.
Moreover, Vitale is a professional member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, having earned his CAMS designation in December 2007 and CAMS-Audit in November 2013. In addition, he is a National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO) and he speaks nationally on a number of topics including BSA, AML, enterprise risk management, cybersecurity and strategy.
Complete reference materials provided to all attendees