An Educational and Networking Opportunity for Financial Information Technology Professionals
The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) will host a seminar on “Implementing the Responsible and Responsive Cybersecurity” Seminar on February 26, 2015 in New York City. Speakers at this event include Premier Speaking Sponsor: Resolution1 Security, Luncheon Speaking Sponsor: Micro Strategies, and Speaking Sponsors: 41st Parameter, Contrast Security, Fortinet, Infoblox, and Palo Alto Networks. “Cybersecurity has undergone a sea change in the past year,” says Johna Till Johnson, keynote speaker and CEO of Nemertes Research. “Now that cybersecurity is getting board-level attention, security professionals need to rethink how they approach technology, operations, policies, and risk-management strategy. This seminar will showcase best practices for doing so, from a range of perspectives.”
Responding to, and managing, cybersecurity threats is evolving from fire drills and incident management to a more strategic approach – looking at cybersecurity response strategies in various business contexts such as evaluating costs, branding based on effective cybersecurity management, effective management of reputational risk. This evolution is providing new perspectives for financial services firms to consider including more effective ways to build technology solutions that effectively manage cybersecurity threats. Establishing threat classifications, introducing data protection strategies, adding greater intelligence to threat detection, monitoring and response – businesses are riding a new wave of innovation towards more strategic approaches to building cybersecurity frameworks. This seminar will discuss what some of the latest thinking is in dealing with cybersecurity threats and not just reacting to them.
For over 47 years, the Wall Street Technology Association (www.wsta.org) has provided financial industry technology professionals, vendors, service providers, and consultants forums to learn from and connect with each other. The WSTA facilitates educational seminars and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.
The WSTA hosts seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, social events, and meetups. These events offer many opportunities to stay on top of leading technologies, as well as network and share information with industry colleagues. The WSTA’s quarterly educational Ticker e-Zine and LimeLight e-newsletter provide additional content and information about the WSTA and industry-related activities. The website is a dynamic resource for keeping on top of the latest information and offers access to additional resources including white papers, blogs, videos, and information about other industry events.
Financial Firm Members
WSTA financial firm members are employed at banks, brokerages, hedge funds, insurance companies and other financial firms. The WSTA currently has about 2,400 members from over 50 different firms; 81% of the members hold senior titles such as CIOs, CTOs, Vice President, Director and Manager. The remaining 19% hold other titles such as analysts, engineers, architects, etc. The WSTA also reaches over 3,200 prospective financial firm technology professionals with information about educational and networking opportunities.
Affiliates and Sponsors
Affiliates and sponsors are an integral component of the WSTA. As a not-for-profit organization, they contribute significantly by providing the resources needed to run the educational and networking programs for WSTA financial firm members. These programs strengthen the bond between members and companies that serve the technology needs of the financial community.
The WSTA currently has over 200 technology firms that participate in the WSTA as an affiliate or sponsor. Companies that provide cloud, big data, mobility, security, software, infrastructure, networking, social, telecom and other industry-related solutions find the WSTA an invaluable forum to create awareness, educate and develop relationships with financial industry professionals.
Nemertes Research is a research-advisory and consulting firm that specializes in analyzing and quantifying the business value of emerging technologies. You can learn more about Nemertes Research at their website, www.nemertes.com, or by contacting them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.