BFSI IT & Security Leaders vForum Agenda

Mounting an effective cyber defense has always been difficult and the pressure on Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) has increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Adversaries are ramping up attacks while security resources are becoming increasingly scrutinized. The urgency to treat cybersecurity as a business decision has never been greater.

How can CISOs better prepare their organization’s defenses? Adopt a mindset that assumes breach—and then use known attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures to develop your defenses. To achieve readiness, organizations should make decisions on the basis of real-time performance data and evidence of security outcomes.

We will discuss strategies and solutions that answer several key questions:

  • What attacks might happen to us?
  • How well is our security program performing in relation to known threats?
  • Are we getting the most out of our security investments?
  • Is our security team sufficiently trained and prepared to counter incoming intruders? 

You will leave the session with a deeper understanding of how organizations measure cybersecurity effectiveness, novel insights into the state of geopolitics and cyberspace operations today, and clarity about how to achieve cybersecurity readiness and resilience.

Presented by: AttackIQ

As BFSI organizations improve the maturity of their DevSecOps transformations, senior executives are beginning to question how the people, process, culture and technology changes made during transformation are adding value to their organizations. With a streamlined organization and delivery process in place, why is it still so difficult to compete with leaner, smaller startups who seem able to deliver innovative, new products at the drop of a hat? What is the long-term value of the transformation investment made so far, and how recent changes help address the future demands of their organization?

In this pro-active session we will discuss:

  • Why industry analysts are positioning Value Stream approaches as the next wave of IT innovation
  • How senior executives can identify and prioritize high value deliverables despite the pressures introduced by Digital Transformation
  • What a shift to Value Stream based approaches means for organizations looking to gain competitive advantage from their DevSecOps transformations

Presented by: Micro Focus

The Digital Transformation Challenge: More Applications, Frequent Deployments, Greater Quality Digital transformation in most enterprises is about improving customer and employee experiences, becoming data-driven organizations, creating differentiating capabilities with emerging technologies, and enabling operational efficiencies with automation. The goal is to evolve products, services, operations, and experiences to compete in a digitally-enabled ecosystem where there is potential disruption from startups, market entrants, financial, regulatory, and other factors. This session will cover the topics of:

  • How successful testing organizations leverage automation and AI
  • The challenges of maintaining high test coverage
  • Leaders and managers have different functional testing objectives
  • Testing multiple browsers, devices, and operating systems is a testing pain point
  • The complexities of managing multiple test automation objectives
  • The challenges in automating more tests

Presented by: Micro Focus

As companies resume their digital transformation journeys post-COVID, many technology firms find themselves challenged to establish differentiation in a crowded, noisy market with an unprecedented amount of competition and choice. Embedding analytics in your applications can help you deliver a personalized, streamlined user experience and achieve operational efficiency. During this session, join your peers in the technology industry to discuss strategies for leveraging data within your application. Discussion topics include:

  • Breaking down data silos for BI & data science
  • Leveraging analytics for user experience and operational efficiency
  • Operationalizing AI & ML
  • The growth of IoT data
  • Supporting your customers’ cloud strategies

Presented by: Vertica


Finding a proper balance between classic IT governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) and modernization initiatives is a difficult process for most large organizations. Classic organizational risk policy profiles are often redundant, misaligned, or – in many cases – outdated.

Presented by: Red Hat

Financial institutions have been adopting hybrid cloud infrastructure to realize a number of benefits, including reduction of downtime, seamless disaster recovery, and increased staff’s ability to operate “anytime, anywhere, and always secure”. To fully reap these benefits, operations and support teams need to be able to seamlessly work across cloud platforms to automatically identify support, security, and compliance gaps. Many of the support issues that arise can be easily detected and corrected with automated remediation. By creating a framework for self-healing automation, organizations can operate more efficiently, reduce support ticket costs, improve MTTR (mean time to remediation), and increase self-service reliability.

During this roundtable discussion, the hosts will share real-world examples of institutions that have implemented a self-healing model, learn about the benefits they are realizing, and see a live demonstration of the architecture in action. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss:

  • How to create a self-healing infrastructure through an expandable technology stack
  • How to use self-healing to automatically identify support, security, and compliance gaps.
  • How to reduce outsourced spending for support issues dramatically

Presented by: Red Hat

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