Jeff BrownBusiness CISO and Senior Risk Officer (CSIRO)
BNY Mellon Investment Management
Jeffrey W. Brown is the business CISO and Senior Risk Officer (CSIRO) for BNY Mellon Investment Management. With a portfolio of more than $1.7T BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the largest global asset managers and also one of the top U.S. wealth management firms. Jeff is a recognized information security and IT risk expert with exceptional communication skills and a strong track record of almost two decades implementing cost-effective controls for global Fortune 500 financial institutions including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, GE Capital and AIG. He has authored multiple publications and works closely with industry organizations, including FS-ISAC, ISSA and ISACA. He currently serves as co-chair for the New York Evanta CISO Executive Summit and has been a governing member since its inception. Jeff holds a B.A. and an M.S. from Pace University and has multiple industry certifications, including CISSP, CISM, CRISC and PMP.
The number of security openings exceeds the number of people available to fill them. A security culture needs to be embraced prior to technical security work. Within the security industry there is a problem of empathy where the victims of the cyber security breaches are punished. The whole world, which utilizes security systems, needs to be engaged to be effective. The true diversity of people who use the systems must be protected and represented. This means the security teams needs to include the variety of cultures and thinking protected. Clearly cyber criminals do not discriminate based on gender and strategies must be implemented to create and inform a growing, strategic workforce and pipeline. In this session, explore efforts for achieving a truly diverse industry and ways to recruit and retain diverse talent including women and minorities.
In this session:
•Planning long term with staff development and culture awareness
•Widening talent searches outside of IT
•Creating and empowering cross-functional teams