Thien LaVP and Chief Information Security Officer
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Thien joined Wellmark in 2016 as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Thien is responsible for integrating security with the business, managing information risks strategically, and continuing to work toward a culture of shared cyber risk accountability across the enterprise. Information security includes measuring an organization’s process maturity, and ensuring information stays safe as Wellmark considers new technology models. Thien was formerly Senior Vice President, Business Information Security Officer for Global Banking and Markets at Bank of America where he headed a global information security team supporting more than 50,000 users. He was also responsible for information security in Latin America (11 countries) and Canada. Previously, Thien served at SunGard Data Systems as Vice President, Global Head of Application Risk Management and Business Continuity, as well as more than 10 years at Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in Technology Risk where he held various leadership positions in cybersecurity and risk management. Thien was a board member of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC). Previously, he was the chair of the Financial Services ISAC Application Security Product Group and a member of the Financial Services Cybersecurity Roundtable led by the U.S. Treasury Department. Thien has a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto Engineering Program.
The cloud offers economic, competitive and collaborative benefits to financial services. But the sensitive and regulated data kept by financial services requires heightened security measure. In this session, discuss the challenges and benefits of moving to the cloud. Look at how the changing threat landscape creates risks to traditional security practices. Examine current security trends affecting financial services and approaches to protecting sensitive data:
•Prioritizing and overcoming challenges to the cloud
• Embracing the cloud with full visibility while managing shadow IT
•Identifying gaps and ensuring regulatory compliance through the cloud