Volume 11: Fighting Back Against Fraud

Synthetic Identities, New Account Fraud, Smishing – Are You Prepared for the Burgeoning Crime Wave?

Fraud explodes in tough times, and do times come any tougher than they have with COVID-19? In this latest Cybersecurity Leadership panel, CEOs and CISOs describe their efforts to spot and stop emerging fraud schemes involving synthetic IDs, social engineering and greater insider risks.

Outline of This Episode

In this Cybersecurity Leadership panel discussion hosted by ISMG and CyberTheory, these C-suite leaders discuss:

  • The COVID-19 inspired fraud spike;
  • The impact of synthetic IDs;
  • Whether behavioral biometrics can put a dent in new account fraud.

About the Panelists

Participating in this latest panel discussion are:

CEO: Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Pindrop; and Nicolas Severino, COO, Buguroo.

CISOs: Nastassja Finnegan, First National Bank, South Africa; Olivera Zatezalo, Huawei Canada; Anne Marie Zettlemoyer, vice president, security engineering, MasterCard.

Balasubramaniyan has served in engineering and research roles at Google, Siemens, IBM Research and Intel. He holds patents in VoIP security and scalability and frequently speaks on phone fraud threats at technical conferences, including RSA, Black Hat, FS-ISAC, CCS and ICDCS. Vijay earned a PhD in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, with a thesis on telecommunications security.

Severino is a fraud solution leader. He brings to Buguroo more than 20 years of experience in general management, operations, strategy, marketing and digital and business development in both corporate and startup settings. Previously, he worked at TODO1 Services, a fintech leader in digital channel platforms, where he led the sales, marketing and customer success organizations.

Finnegan has more than 10 years of experience in cyber and information security, risk management, strategy and management at a tactical and strategic board level. Understanding that data is the lifeblood of any organization, a big part of her job is providing the leadership and guidance needed to manage all risks to the security, integrity and availability of FNB’s proprietary and sensitive data, intellectual property and IT assets.

Zatezalo ensures Huawei Canada’s operations are compliant with Canadian cybersecurity laws and regulations. With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, Zatezalo is best known for creating value through her collaborative leadership style, agile execution and global cybersecurity expertise.

Zettlemoyer is a cyber strategist with over 20 years of experience in eight industries. At the intersection of business, security and analytics, Zettlemoyer has served as a trusted adviser for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, startups and think tanks. She now serves as vice president of security engineering and business security officer at Mastercard.

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