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Cyber Security: Practical Protection for the Modern Age
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The NYC CFO Leadership Council
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Networking | 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Program

Internet-based attacks on US corporations are all too commonplace today; they accomplish varied objectives, such as disrupting computer information networks; gaining unauthorized access to systems; realizing economic incentives by accessing credit card information; and stealing critical intellectual property.

These attacks are launched by individuals, organizations, and states. Politically-motivated attacks (cyber warfare) are used to disrupt, access, or conduct espionage.

Cyber threats, cyber-attacks, cyber terrorism, and cyber warfare can have an adverse effect on corporate profits, public confidence, stock markets, economic/service sectors, and other national critical infrastructures.

So how can CFOs contend with these threats? Join us for Cyber Security: Practical Protection for The Modern Age.

Learning Objectives

  • The preparation, policies and procedures you can put into place today to improve your security posture

  • How to build incident response plans

  • Technologies to consider that reflect your company type, size and industry

  • Future exposure threats to consider

Breakfast and networking is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Our program will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 10:00 a.m.


Our speakers are:

  • John Hibbs, Managing Director - Global Cybersecurity, Bank of America

  • Richard Jacobs, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber Branch, New York Office, FBI

  • Guy Melamed, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Varonis

  • Paul Rohmeyer, Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business

  • Moderator: Ed Stroz, Founder, Stroz Friedberg

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To register for this program, simply click on the green tickets button. All CFO Leadership Council members can attend this event for free.

Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $75.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Debbie Lindner, Marketing Director, NYC Chapter at debbie@cfolc.com.

Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please email debbie@cfolc.com. Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.

CPE Information

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org

About Our Speakers

Richard Jacobs, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber Branch, New York Office, FBI

Richard T. Jacobs is the assistant special agent in-charge of the Cyber Branch in the FBI’s New York office. The branch investigates national security and criminal cyber matters and responds to cyber incidents in the New York metropolitan area. In 2014, Mr. Jacobs helped establish the Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force, a multi-agency initiative targeting cyber crime and technology-based fraud schemes.

Following graduation from the FBI Academy in 1999, Mr. Jacobs was assigned to New York where he investigated a variety of securities fraud matters. From 2002 to 2005 he played the role of a corrupt stock broker in a market manipulation undercover operation which resulted in the conviction of 49 individuals. In June 2010, he was selected to lead a Manhattan-based securities fraud unit which handled the Bernard L. Madoff and the Galleon Group insider trading investigations. He was named assistant special agent in-charge in October 2014.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Jacobs was a risk manager on Wall Street. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance and international business and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Guy Melamed, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Varonis

Mr. Melamed is responsible for global operations, executing business strategies and financial management, including legal, treasury, investor relations and purchasing. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Melamed served in various finance roles with Varonis since 2011, most recently as Vice President of Finance, during which time he was responsible for financial planning, reporting and operations and was instrumental in building and managing the global finance organization. Prior to joining Varonis, Mr. Melamed held positions at Ernst & Young as an Audit Manager and KPMG, working with both foreign and domestic public and private companies. Mr. Melamed holds both a B.A and M.S.A from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. and Israel.

Paul Rohmeyer, Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business

Dr. Paul Rohmeyer has over twenty years of professional experience in IT Management, IT Audit, Information Security, Disaster Recovery Planning, and Vendor Management among other areas. A consultant since 2000, Paul has delivered executive-level guidance in the areas of risk management, information assurance and network security to premier corporate clients in the financial services, pharmaceutical and energy industries.

Prior to his consulting career, Paul served as Director of IT for AXA Financial where he designed and implemented a complex data warehouse and business intelligence environment, and Director of IT Architecture Planning for SAIC/Bellcore where he led numerous enterprise computing projects such as the design and implementation of secure computing and messaging architectures. Paul also held management positions with CitiBank, and Midlantic National Bank.

Paul has achieved the CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT), PMP (Project Management Professional), and NSA-IAM (U.S. National Security Agency Information Assurance Methodology) credentials. He received the AXA Global CEO Project Innovation Award for Business Intelligence Architecture in 2000 and served on the Thomas Edison State College Homeland Security Advisory Committee. Paul is a member of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and the Project Management Institute. He has served as a Board Member for the NJ Chapter of ISACA.

Paul is a faculty member at Stevens Institute of Technology and has presented and published on IT security and business continuation. He has been cited in information security, IT, and business publications. Paul’s academic credentials include a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University, M.B.A. in Finance from St. Joseph’s University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Information Management from Stevens Institute. His Ph.D. research at Stevens focused on Information Security Management.

Paul has co-authored four books on information security;
• Financial Cybersecurity Risk Management (published by Springer-Apress, 2018)
• Cybersecurity Policy Guidebook (published by Wiley, 2012)
• Cyberforensics: Understanding Information Security Investigations (published by Humana Press, 2010)
• Guarding your Business – Enterprise Architectures for Security (published by Kluwer, 2004)

Ed Stroz, Founder and Co-President, Stroz Friedberg

Ed Stroz is the founder and Co-President of Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company and global leader in investigations, intelligence and risk management. Ed oversees the firm's growth and client development, while ensuring the maintenance of its distinctive culture. He also provides hands on strategic consulting in investigations, intelligence and due diligence, plus cyber and physical security. Before starting the firm, Ed was a Special Agent with the FBI where he formed their computer crime squad in New York.

Trained as a Certified Public Accountant, Ed has extensive experience in investigations of white-collar crime including bank fraud and securities fraud, and has testified in court numerous times as an expert witness.

Ed is a trustee of Fordham University, his alma mater, and serves as an advisor to the Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) at Fordham Law School. Ed sits on the Board of Directors of the Crime Commission of New York City, an independent non-profit organization focused on criminal justice and public safety policies and practices, and is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO). He served on the New York State Courts System E-Discovery Working Group, established to provide ongoing support and expertise to the New York State Judiciary in the area of e-discovery.

As a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), in 2017 he earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University.

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