New York, New York (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
The special Luncheon Keynote for financial technology attendees will be “The Wolf of Wall Street: Inside the investigation” presented by Gregory A. Coleman, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Asset Forfeiture/Money Laundering Team.
The cost of handling a data breach far outweighs the cost of proactively securing the data as long as the threats are broadly identifiable in advance. As the diversity of types of data and their physical locations increase, the threats of denial of service or stolen data multiply disproportionately. The financial services industry is becoming increasingly diligent about data threat profiling and creating variable protection schemas depending on the vulnerability assessments. This requires a teaming up exercise between the business, applications and infrastructure stakeholders.
At this WSTA seminar, you will hear about how the industry is maturing in making this less reactive and more proactive. We also expect that you will be collaborating with your peers in the industry who attend this seminar to find ways to handle a common problem using a common utilitarian approach.
For over 45 years, the Wall Street Technology Association (http://www.wsta.org) has provided financial industry technology professionals, vendors, service providers, and consultants forums to learn from and connect with each other. The WSTA facilitates educational seminars and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.
The WSTA hosts seminars, roundtables, panel discussions, social events, and meetups. These events offer many opportunities to stay on top of leading technologies, as well as network and share information with industry colleagues. The WSTA’s quarterly educational Ticker Magazine and LimeLight e-newsletter provide additional content and information about the WSTA and industry-related activities. The newly launched website is a dynamic resource for keeping on top of the latest information and offers access to additional resources including a career center, white papers, blogs, and information about other industry events.
Financial Firm Members
WSTA financial firm members are employed at banks, brokerages, hedge funds, insurance companies and other financial firms. The WSTA currently has about 2,300 members from over 50 different firms; 81% of the members hold senior titles such as CIOs, CTOs, Vice President, Director and Manager. The remaining 19% hold other titles such as analysts, engineers, architects, etc. The WSTA also reaches over 3,200 prospective financial firm technology professionals with information about educational and networking opportunities.
Affiliates and Sponsors
Affiliates and sponsors are an integral component of the WSTA. As a not-for-profit organization, they contribute significantly by providing the resources needed to run the educational and networking programs for WSTA financial firm members. These programs strengthen the bond between members and companies that serve the technology needs of the financial community.
The WSTA currently has over 200 technology firms that participate in the WSTA as an affiliate or sponsor. Companies that provide cloud, big data, mobility, security, software, infrastructure, networking, social, telecom and other industry-related solutions find the WSTA an invaluable forum to create awareness, educate and develop relationships with financial industry professionals.