June 21st Event

Next Event: CSO Roundtable on Cloud Computing, June 21, 2012, 6:00-9:00pm

Weill Cornell Medical College
575 Lexington Ave (between 51st and 52nd St)
New York, NY 10022

Within most corporations, the decision of whether or not an organization should make a move to cloud technology solutions falls to the CSO. We’re bringing together CSOs from different industry verticals to share the stories of their decisions around moving or not moving to cloud technologies and what lessons they’ve learned in the process.

Participating CSOs include:

  • Dennis Dickstein – Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer (UBS Wealth Management Americas)
  • Lloyd Hession – Senior Advisor and former CSO (Bridgewater Associates)
  • Benjamin Nathan – Director, Operations and Infrastructure (Weill Cornell Medical College)
  • Steve Attias – Chief Information Security Officer (New York Life Insurance Company)

Dennis Dickstein, Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer (UBS Wealth Management Americas)
Dennis is responsible for developing and leading data security, records management and identity theft protection programs. In prior years, he headed operational risk and installed control frameworks to comply with Sarbanes Oxley for the same firm. Previous to that, Dennis held various operating and risk management positions in other UBS areas and in other financial services firms.

Mr. Dickstein has presented at conferences and business schools, speaking about operational risk, aligning risk management with business objectives, privacy and information security. He is co-author of the book “No Excuses: A Business Process Approach to Managing Operational Risk”, published January 2009 by John Wiley & Sons. He holds a Masters degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT.

Lloyd Gauntlett Hession, Senior Advisor and former CSO (Bridgewater Associates)
Internationally renowned as an authority on IT risk and security, Mr.Hession advises corporate and government interests worldwide, including leading financial firms, exchanges and trading technology vendors. He has held various leadership and advisory board positions, including 8 years as CSO of Radianz and BT Global Financial Services and was IBM’s Chief Architect of Internet Security in the 90s. His advisory clients include the Federal Reserve, Dept of Defense, NSA and Sovereign Wealth funds.

Ben Nathan, Director of IT Operations and Infrastructure (Weill Cornell Medical College)
Ben Nathan is the Director of IT Operations and Infrastructure in the Information Technologies and Services Department at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he oversees teams responsible for Servers, Databases, Storage, Virtualization, Application Delivery, Disaster Recovery Planning, Service Desk, Desktop Support, and Security and Identity Management. Previously Ben was the Associate Director of the then newly-established Security and Identity Management team, where he led HIPAA and other regulatory compliance initiatives, and the implementation of several security systems, including SIEM, DLP, and IPS. Ben holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a MS in Technology Management from Columbia University.

Steve Attias, CISO (New York Life Insurance Company)
Steve Attias is First Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer in the Corporate Information Department. With over 35 years of experience at New York Life, Mr. Attias is responsible for developing, maintaining and monitoring enterprise-wide information protection programs, policies, standards, and procedures. As CISO, he is also responsible for adequately designing and coordinating security administration procedures that enable access to New York Life information resources in accordance with New York Life Security Policies, Standards and Procedures.

All RSVPs must be received by June 20th.