5th International Program on Information Assurance and Management
(For Information Security Executives of Banks and Financial Institutions)

The Conference Center, Niagara Falls
August 28th - September 3rd, 2016

This program is jointly organized by the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) and the Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education (CEISARE) at the University at Buffalo, in collaboration with the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), a banking research institute established by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).


The mission of the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) is to advance the science of biometric technologies for both civilian and homeland security applications by integrating pattern recognition and machine learning algorithms with sensors technology. One of the missions of CEISARE is to increase awareness in information assurance (IA) by arranging seminars, conferences and workshops. The goal of this five and half-day workshop is to educate Information Security executives in banking and financial institutions in the area of information assurance and management so that they are better prepared to deal with malicious attacks targeted at their systems and network. This week-long workshop will cover a broad range of topics including management of information security, risk analysis and mitigation, cyber attacks and countermeasures, collection and analysis of digital evidence. The topics will be covered by experienced speakers from academia, industry and government agencies and will also feature panels of experts engaging in interactive discussions with the participants.


Tentative Program


Fifth International Program on Information Assurance and Management - 2016
Organized by:
University at Buffalo: Venu Govindaraju, Shambhu Upadhyaya, Srirangaraj Setlur
IDRBT: A.S. Ramasastri,  B.M.Mehtre 
  Day 1: Sunday - August 28, 2016
1900 - 2030 Welcome Reception:  Buffalo NY
  Day 2: Monday - August 29, 2016
0830 - 0900 Breakfast
0900 - 0915 Welcome Remarks:
Venu Govindaraju - Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University at Buffalo
0915 - 0930 Introductory Remarks by Coordinators and Overview of Program
0930 - 1030 Guest Lecture: Security Metrics and Risk Analysis for Enterprise Systems
Anoop Singhal - Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Washington DC
1030 - 1100 Coffee Break
1100 - 1230 Panel Discussion: Key security issues for financial  institutions and what can be done to mitigate them? – Moderated by: Shambhu Upadhyaya, Professor, University at Buffalo
Participants: Anoop Singhal, NIST, John Walp, KPMG, Corey Amo, Wall Street AVP/ Sr. IS Analyst
1230 - 1330 Lunch
1330 - 1430 Security Architecture
Jeff Murphy, Information Security Program Manager, University at Buffalo
1430 - 1530 Guest Lecture: Fighting against Financial Crime - Part I
Prakash Samaga - Senior Vice President, Compliance Solutions Program Manager, First Niagara Financial Group Inc.
1530 - 1600 Coffee Break
1600 - 1700 Guest Lecture: Fighting against Financial Crime - Part II
Prakash Samaga - Senior Vice President, Compliance Solutions Program Manager, First Niagara Financial Group Inc.
  Day 3: Tuesday - August 30, 2016
0830 - 0900 Breakfast 
0900 - 1030 Cyber Warfare - Monitoring and Alerts
Manish Gupta,  Blue Cross Blue Shield
1030 - 1100 Coffee Break
1100 - 1230 Cyber Security - Risks and Mitigation
Manish Gupta,  Blue Cross Blue Shield
1230 - 1330 Lunch
1330 -1430 Deception Detection
Mark Frank,  Professor, University at Buffalo
1430 - 1530 Guest Lecture: Strategies to stay safe and sound – Improving Technology Controls in the Financial Sector
Subbu Annaswamy CISA, CSQA, Executive Director, Internal Audit, Morgan Stanley
1530 - 1600 Coffee Break
1600 -1730 Guest Lecture: Digital Forensics
Scott R. Patronik - Chief, Special Services Division, Erie County Sheriff's Office
  Day 4: Wednesday - August 31, 2016
0830 - 0900 Breakfast 
0900 - 1030 Anomaly Detection
Varun Chandola - Assistant Professor, CSE, University at Buffalo
1030 - 1100 Coffee Break
1100 - 1230 Strategic Forensics in an Enterprise Environment
C
atherine Ullman - Senior Information Security Analyst, University at Buffalo
1230 - 1330 Lunch
1330 - 1500 Malware
Aziz Mohaisen - Assistant Professor, CSE, University at Buffalo 
1500 - 1530 Coffee Break
1530 - 1800 Visit to University at Buffalo campus, CUBS labs and informal campus tour - coordinated by Srirangaraj Setlur, Principal Research Scientist, CSE, University at Buffalo
1830 - 2000 IDRBT Sponsored Dinner 
  Day 5: Thursday - September 1, 2016
0800 - 0830 Breakfast
0830 - 1200 Visit to Yahoo Data Center
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 -  Depart for Buffalo Airport for flight to NYC
  Day 6: Friday - September 2, 2016
  Morning - participants free to explore NYC - lunch on your own
1245 Arrive at SUNY Global Center 116, East 55th Street New York, NY 10022
1300 - 1400 Guest Lecture: Topic TBD
Nasir Memon,
Professor, CSE, New York University
1400 - 1430 Coffee Break
1430 - 1630 Panel Discussion: Effective approaches to tackling control challenges in the Financial Services
Moderator:
Subbu Annaswamy, Executive Director, Internal Audit, Morgan Stanley
Panelists:

Brian Barnier, Value Bridge Advisors
Khalid Wasti, Partner, PwC
Anthony Fanizza, Partner, Deloitte
Paul Bateman, Daiwa Capital Markets America
Nigel James, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
1730 - Dinner at NYC Restaurant
  Day 7: Saturday - September 3, 2016
0900 - 1000 Feedback (Online) and Wrap-up
1000 -  Depart to JFK for return flights