6th International Program on Information Assurance and Management
(For Information Security Executives of Banks and Financial Institutions)

The Conference Center, Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
September 17th - 23rd, 2017

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

SIxth International Program on Information Assurance and Management - 2017
Organized by:
University at Buffalo: Shambhu Upadhyaya, Srirangaraj Setlur, Venu Govindaraju
IDRBT: A.S. Ramasastri,  B.M.Mehtre 
  Day 1: Sunday - September 17, 2017
1330 - 1430 Welcome Reception:  Niagara Falls, NY
  Day 2: Monday - September 18, 2017
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: Emerging Cyber Threats
Holly Hubert  - GlobalSecurityIQ
1030 - 1100 Coffee Break
1100 - 1200 Guest Lecture: Insider Threats
Holly Hubert  - GlobalSecurityIQ
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1500 Guest Lecture: Delivering better banking experiences using AI powered chatbots
Utkarsh Porwal - eBay Research Labs and Anurag Bhardwaj - Quad Analytix
1500 - 1530 Coffee Break
1530 - 1700 Biometric Presentation Attacks and Mitigation
Phil Schneider - President and CTO, La Salle Concepts
  Day 3: Tuesday - September 19, 2017
0900 - 1030 Strategic Forensics in an Enterprise Environment
Catherine Ullman - Senior Information Security Analyst, University at Buffalo
1030 - 1100 Coffee Break
1100 - 1230 Cyber Warfare - Monitoring and Alerts
Manish Gupta,  Blue Cross Blue Shield
1230 - 1330 Lunch
1330 -1430 Cyber Security - Risks and Mitigation
Manish Gupta,  Blue Cross Blue Shield
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 - September 20, 2017
0900 - 1030 Anomaly Detection
Varun Chandola - Professor, CSE, University at Buffalo
1030 - 1100 Coffee Break
1100 - 1230 Guest Lecture: Risk
John Walp  - Digits LLC
1230 - 1330 Lunch
1330 - 1430 Cloud Security
Marina Blanton - Professor, CSE, University at Buffalo 
1430 - 1500 Coffee Break
1500 - 1700 Guest Lecture: Fighting against Financial Crime
Prakash Samaga,
Senior Vice President, Compliance Solutions
First Niagara Financial Group 
  Day 5: Thursday - September 21, 2017
0830 - 1200 Visit to Yahoo Data Center
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1500 Guest Lecture: Current security threat landscape- an industry perspective
Amol Kulkarni - Senior VP (Engineering) Satyajit Nath - Senior Engineering Manager  
Ramanand Kambli
- Regional Director, India & SAARC
CrowdStrike
1500 - 1530 Coffee Break
1530 - 1630 Security Architecture
Jeff Murphy  - Information Security Program Manager University at Buffalo
  Day 6: Friday - September 22, 2017
0900 - 1200 Visit to University at Buffalo campus, CUBS/CEISARE lab research presentations and informal campus tour - coordinated by Srirangaraj Setlur, Principal Research Scientist, CSE, University at Buffalo
1200 - 1300 IDRBT Sponsored Lunch - Bansal Atrium, Davis Hall, University at Buffalo
1300 - 1430 Round-table discussion
Program participants and Coordinators
  Day 7: Saturday - September 23, 2017
0900 - 1000 Feedback (Online) and Wrap-up
1000 -  Depart for return flights