The cyber threat & fraud landscape is ever-changing, and the attackers are upping the game with more sophisticated and advanced attacks on the organizations. From spear phishing and overall business email compromise (BEC), PII theft, ransomware, account takeovers, to executive whaling, Sim swap, etc., the attackers are targeting high-valued and high-profile assets. Whether for financial gains or corporate espionage, these evolving threats and threat actors enable financial crime to run rampant. Our keynote panel of cybersecurity industry leaders will cover how to detect, mitigate and navigate through the emerging risks.
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Kirsten brings to her role a unique blend of leadership, business acumen, and information security and technology experience from working and living on four continents. She is a proven leader in guiding largescale global transformations focused on cyber and information security, technology, business process, and organizational transformation.
Previous to her role with ELC, Davies was the Group Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Barclays Africa/ ABSA, where she was tapped to build and run the unique, end to end security function which included cybersecurity, information security, fraud, analytics, and physical security for operations across the continent. It was there she led the establishing of the first-ever Africa Converged Security Academy, an immersion-based, 14-week program that is now creating a pipeline of entry-level, cybersecurity talent for the continent.
Prior to her role with Barclays, Davies served in two capacities at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), both as Vice President and Deputy CISO, and as Vice President for Enterprise Security Strategy, heading up one of four worldwide, strategic customer-facing areas for HPE.
In her tenure with HPE, she achieved the first-ever Cyber Security Master Agreement with the German Workers Council, now replicated across HPE's 20+ Works Councils in EMEA. She also led the strategic overhaul and reorganization of the Cyber Security Program, and broadened the capability of "Next Generation Security", including Insider Risk and the IT/OT convergence.
Prior to HPE, Kirsten served as the CISO for Global InfoSec Strategy and Governance at Siemens, while based in Munich, Germany. There she managed the three-year, global InfoSec Transformation Program to refine the policies, processes and technical portfolio of the global Information Security capability. Prior to that, she held senior leadership positions at Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte Australia.
CISO, WW (formerly Weight Watchers)
Fridakis is the SVP and Chief Information Security Officer of WW (formerly Weight Watchers), located in New York. He has responsibility for the management of IT Security, retail location protection, privacy controls and oversight of networks and applications.
Prior to WW he was the CISO of HBO. He also worked as a Security Scientist at AWS. He served for many years as the CISO of several United Nations agencies (UNDP, FAO). His long experience in IT security includes positions at VeriSign, Oracle, Netscape, and DHL.
He holds post graduate degrees in Business Administration, and Computer Science, and multiple certifications in IT Security Management and Disaster Recovery. He has served in the USNR and is the holder of multiple patents in IT Security technologies.
Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
Rocco Grillo currently serves as a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal's Disputes and Investigations Global Cyber Risk Services practice. He focuses on leading multi disciplinary teams who provide cyber risk and
incident response services to clients globally. He has been a trusted partner of multiple government agencies, including the FBI and Secret Service, where his cyber expertise was instrumental in investigating and resolving a variety of cyber based crimes. Grillo's experience and understanding of commercial sector challenges and national security objectives have influenced the development of national policy in cybersecurity, including the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Prior to joining A&M, he held leadership positions at professional services organizations including Stroz Friedberg/Aon Cyber Solutions, where he served as the Global Leader of the firm's Cybersecurity Services. Prior to Aon Cyber Solutions, Grillo was a founding member of Protiviti Inc's Cybersecurity Practice where he led the development of the firm's Global Incident Response and Forensics Investigations Practice. He also assisted with the development of RedSiren Technologies, one of the first managed security services firm that evolved out of Carnegie Mellon. Earlier in his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Lucent Technologies and Bell companies. He is an affiliate board advisor for the Retail & Hospitality ISAC and has assisted with other thought leadership initiatives for the FS-ISAC; and assists in creating its annual Compromise Against Payments Systems (CAPS), the simulated industry cyberattack exercise.. He has served on the CLM Cyber Liability Council, the Board of Directors of the NY Metro ISSA Chapter, the IT Policy Compliance Group, and the (i 4) International Information Integrity Institute Research Steering Committee.