Opening Remarks and Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention
9:55am-9:59 am ET: Opening Remarks
10:00am – 10:50am ET: Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention: Ransomware, identity theft, account takeovers…the list goes on. Fraudsters and Cyber criminals are hard at work trying to disrupt your business, hold your firm hostage, and steal funds from you and your investors. Behind the dark curtain lies individuals, organized rings, and digital cyber technologies designed to disrupt and commit fraud. Our panel will explore the latest tactics these criminals are using and detail how new technologies like behavioral biometrics, passive voice biometrics, and multi-factor, app-based security can help you stay ahead of fraud. Learn the latest on how your organization can be better protected against these constantly emerging cyber and fraud threats.
Director, BNY Mellon
Chuck Gallant serves as a Director in our Asset Servicing Digital Solutions team. With over 30 years of experience in investment servicing technology and product development, he is responsible for managing the advanced digital capabilities for many of our strategic product offerings, including our web / mobile self-service technologies, fraud prevention, process optimization and automation, and data analytics tools. Chuck has served as Chief Information and Technology Officer in former roles and has held numerous strategic business and technology positions in the areas of digital transformation, portal development, data analytics and delivery, business process automation, and other customer-facing technologies.
Chuck earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration & Management Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University. Chuck is also a co-chair for the NICSA Technology and Innovation Committee.
Chief Technology Officer, Thrive
Michael has been a strong technology leader at Thrive over the past decade, contributing in the consulting, network engineering, managed services and product development groups while continually being promoted up the ladder. Michael’s technology career began at Dove Consulting and later Praecis, a biotechnology startup that was acquired by a top five pharmaceutical firm in 2007. Serving in his current role, he is now responsible for Thrive’s R&D, technology road-mapping vision, while also heading the security and application development practices. He is a member of several partner advisory councils and participates in many local and national technology events. Michael has a degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University and he also maintains multiple technical certifications including Fortinet, Sonicwall, Microsoft, ITIL, Kaseya and maintains his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Vice President of Fraud & Identity Strategy, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Kimberly Sutherland, Vice President of Fraud and Identity Strategy at LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, leads the North American commercial market for consumer fraud analytics, identity verification, authentication and fraud investigations. Her oversight also includes the ThreatMetrix, Emailage and ID Analytics fraud product lines. Kim joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2006 and has over 20 years of experience leading business strategy, product management, and professional services.
Global Anti-Fraud Officer, Manulife
Leia is the Global Anti-Fraud Officer of Manulife, an international financial services group that provides financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. Over the last few years, Leia has been instrumental in building up the enterprise fraud risk management program.
Leia's 17-year risk management experience also includes a long tenure in the Internal Audit function where she held various positions including AVP of North America Insurance, accountable for providing assurance coverage of business lines in US and Canadian Segments.
Prior to Manulife, Leia worked for KPMG LLP and Deutsche Bank in New York City. She lives in South Florida with husband and 10-year-old twin boys. Leia enjoys cooking, baking and staying active.