Chris Holden is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Crum & Forster, a leading national property, casualty and accident & health insurer with a large, diversified specialty platform. In his role, Chris is responsible for the day-to-day security of the organizations information systems and data while adhering to regulatory requirements.
Chris started his career as a Forensics Analyst for Hewlett-Packard’s Global Cybersecurity team. While at HP he ran digital evidence collections for internal investigations related to e-discovery matters, breach incident response, HR and policy investigations. After leaving HP, Chris moved on to consulting roles where he worked on both incident response engagements as well as proactive services, helping build and assess security programs for globally recognized organizations.
Chris received his Bachelor’s degree in Cyber & Information Security from Utica College of Syracuse University.
CISO, Natixis CIB Americas
Sean is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Natixis CIB Americas. He has spent the last 10 years delivering Information Security and Technology Risk Management within financial institutions.
Sean currently leads the Information Security Program for the Americas Region of Natixis Corporate Investment Bank, responsible for the delivery of strategic initiatives including Technology Risk Management and Security Culture. Prior to Natixis, Sean worked at Vanquis Bank where he was the Head of Security Architecture, Assurance and Consulting leading a team of Security Architects, Project Managers and Consultants to deliver a secure customer experience and enabling key business objectives. Prior to this, Sean was an Information Security Officer at Deutsche Bank and Business Information Security Officer at Mizuho Bank. As a Royal Holloway Information Security Alumni and a lifelong learner, Sean promotes the importance of continual education for security staff and users alike and holds certifications including an MSc, CISSP, CCSP, CISM and CIPP/US.
Former CISO, PNC Bank
David is an experienced security and risk executive with over 25 years of experience in information security, fraud prevention, and risk management. David has focused on financial services for 20 years and was the Chief Information Security Officer of Bank of the West and a Divisional CISO at PNC. David has held multiple leadership positions in Security and Fraud including Wells Fargo, Washington Mutual, and Charles Schwab. David has authored multiple books and whitepapers focused around Cyber Security and Fraud. David is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and frequently quoted in the media on security topics.