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Paris C-Level conference recap: Tackling cyber threats in the financial sector

Catch the highlights of the SoSafe conference at the Paris Cyber Campus, where cyber security experts and international CISOs deeply rooted in the financial sector networked and shared cyber risk strategies to implement a cyber security-first approach within the financial ecosystem.

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As cybercrime undergoes relentless evolution, it has emerged as the predominant financial risk for companies globally, especially within the coveted targets of the financial and banking sectors. We’re witnessing the rise of meticulously crafted phishing campaigns targeting bank employees, an alarming escalation in ransomware attacks holding financial institutions at ransom, and the intricate challenge of securing digital transactions in this booming age of mobile banking. Additionally, with the introduction of the DORA regulation, European CISOs are in the spotlight, deciphering its implications for the financial landscape.

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Dr. Niklas Hellemann

Dr. Niklas Hellemann

CEO of SoSafe

Niklas Hellemann is a studied psychologist, social engineering expert, and CEO at SoSafe. Before founding his own company, he worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group for six years in the areas of People and Organization. Besides his Ph.D. in Business Administration, Niklas studied psychology – which led him to the human approach in the tech-savvy cyber security market. In 2018, Niklas founded SoSafe together with Lukas and Felix to strengthen digital self-defense worldwide. Today, Niklas is engaged as a speaker on various stages worldwide, including the OMR Festival, the Web Summit, and the RSA Conference, where he talks about the pressing challenges of social engineering and the newest cybercrime developments.

Wassil Kacha

Wassil Kacha

CISO at Laser Digital

With a sterling career spanning 25 years in the IT sector, Wassil Kacha stands as a paragon of cyber security and IT management. As the current Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Laser Digital, Wassil brings a depth of international experience having served as CISO for distinguished groups across global financial hubs like London, Paris, and New York. Before his leadership stints as a CISO, Wassil honed his expertise as an IT consultant, collaborating with major players in the financial sector.

Simon Ganiere

Simon Ganiere

Global Head of Cyber Security at Credit Suisse

Boasting a fruitful 18-year tenure in the realms of IT, cyber security, and risk management, Simon Ganiere is the embodiment of dedication and expertise. Simon’s versatility is further highlighted by his extensive experience serving international entities across banking, insurance, and consumer business sectors. Prior to his pivotal role at Credit Suisse, Simon carved out a significant portion of his career at Deloitte. Particularly adept in the banking sector, Simon’s wealth of knowledge makes him an indispensable pillar in the cybersecurity community.

Pierre Noël

Pierre Noël

CISO at Le Collectionist, ex CISO at Microsoft

A global luminary in IT and cyber security, Pierre Noël’s 35-year trajectory is studded with high-profile roles and noteworthy achievements. Currently, as the CISO for Le Collectionist Group and an esteemed advisor to Airbus, Pierre boasts an impressive tenure as the former CISO of Microsoft, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the table. His specialties encompass Board Advisory, Business Performance Optimization, Enterprise Risk Management, and Information Security/Protection. His influence stretches across borders, having advised the European Commission and served as a sought-after consultant worldwide.

Peter Wintsch

Peter Wintsch

CTO at Banque Pictet & Cie

With an impressive 35-year track record, Peter Wintsch is a recognized force in the world of banking technology. Now the CTO of Banque Pictet & Cie, Peter’s deep expertise is rooted in his experiences with giants like IBM, and as a strategic consultant at PwC. His leadership journey at Pictet also saw him excelling as their CIO, a testament to his multifaceted tech prowess. Based in Switzerland, Peter’s contributions to the banking sector have solidified his reputation as a guiding luminary in European financial technology circles.


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DORA

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about DORA?

The Digital Operational Resilience Act is legislation introduced by the European Union whose purpose is to improve the cyber defenses of the financial sector. DORA sets clear operational standards to help businesses reduce digital disruptions and better protect themselves from cyberthreats.

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