MATH Briefing - Cyber Security in Financial Services

March 27, 2013

MATH (Markets And The Hill) Briefing Series
Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
By invitation only


Due to recent cyber attacks against the Federal Reserve and major U.S. banks, cyber security remains a real concern for financial institutions. Given the ever-advancing nature of technology, many organizations face challenges when taking steps to protect sensitive data, prevent security breaches and eliminate vulnerabilities. This briefing will address how security breaches could affect the markets and the broader economy, and discuss what the federal government can do to address cyber-security threats in financial services.


David Fagan is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP in the global privacy and data security and international practices. Fagan's practice covers national security law, international trade and investment, cyber security, and global privacy and data security. In the privacy and data security area, Fagan counsels clients on preparing for and responding to cyber-based attacks on their networks and information, assessing their security controls and practices for the protection of data, developing and implementing information security programs, and complying with federal and state regulatory requirements. He also has been counsel to companies in a range of cyber- and data-security incidents, including dozens of breaches affecting millions of consumers. Fagan has written extensively on national security, foreign investment, data security and cyber security. He holds a J.D. from the New York University School of Law and a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University.

Emily Mossburg is a principal in Deloitte & Touche's Federal Technology Risk practice with over 15 years of experience in technology risk management focused on information and cyber security, data protection and privacy. Mossburg leads Deloitte & Touche's Technology Risk Federal Financial Services practice, as well as the U.S. Data Protection practice. Her experience has been focused in the financial services industry and includes implementation of information security program governance, operational processes and technical solutions for information and cyber-security management, and compliance with U.S. and international data protection laws and regulations. Mossburg has been quoted by various publications including the Wall Street Journal, and has presented at several conferences including speaking at the U.S. FTC panel "Security in Numbers: SSNs and ID Theft" and multiple IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) Summit and Academy conferences.

Errol Weiss is director of Citi's Cyber Intelligence Center (CIC) and brings over 20 years of experience in information security to this position. The CIC provides internal groups with timely and actionable cyber-threat intelligence from external sources including commercial providers and U.S. government partners and intelligence operations. Formerly a senior network security analyst for the National Security Agency (NSA), Weiss was responsible for conducting vulnerability analyses and penetrations of highly classified U.S. government computers and networks. After leaving NSA, Weiss delivered and managed information security services for Fortune 100 companies. He is a named inventor on the patent for the Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC). Today, he is an active user of the Financial Services ISAC (FS-ISAC) and serves on the FS-ISAC board. Weiss has a M.S. in technical management from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in computer engineering from Bucknell University.

For more information, please contact: Dianna Dunne, Director of Government Affairs, Milken Institute at