7th International Program on Information Assurance and Management
(For Information Security Executives of Banks and Financial Institutions)

University at Buffalo
Buffalo NY, 14260
September 9th - 15th, 2018

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.


Seventh International Program on Information Assurance and Management - 2018
Organized by:
University at Buffalo: Shambhu Upadhyaya, Srirangaraj Setlur, Venu Govindaraju
IDRBT: A.S. Ramasastri,  B.M.Mehtre 
  Day 1: Sunday - September 9, 2018
1800 - 1900 Welcome Reception:  Visit to Buffalo's Waterfront followed by dinner at restaurant
  Day 2: Monday - September 10, 2018
1000 - 1015 Welcome Remarks:
Venu Govindaraju - Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University at Buffalo
1015 - 1030 Introductory Remarks by Coordinators and Overview of Program
1030 - 1200 Guest Lecture: Enterprise Risk Management and OT vs. IT
Sriram Vilayanoor - President, Ignition Life Solutions, Inc.
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1430 Guest Lecture: Key Elements of a Cybersecurity Program
Jay Wiley, Director, Cybersecurity Operations, M&T Bank
1430 - 1445 Coffee Break
1445 - 1615 Guest Lecture: Topic TBD
John Walp  - Vice-President - CyberServices, Digits LLC
  Day 3: Tuesday - September 11, 2018
1000 - 1100 Strategic Forensics in an Enterprise Environment
Catherine Ullman - Senior Information Security Analyst, University at Buffalo
1100 - 1200 Guest Lecture: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Cybersecurity
Roman V. Yampolskiy - Distinguished Professor and Director, Cybersecurity Laboratory, University of Louisville
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1330 - 1500 Anomaly Detection
Varun Chandola - Professor, CSE, University at Buffalo
1500 - 1515 Coffee Break
1515 - 1615 Guest Lecture: Biometric Presentation Attacks and Mitigation
hil Schneider -  President and CTO, La Salle Concepts
  Day 4: Wednesday - September 12, 2018
0900 - 1230 Visit to Niagara Falls
1230 - 1330  Lunch - TBD
1330 - 1700 Visit to Niagara Falls
  Day 5: Thursday - September 13, 2018
0830 - 1200 Visit to Yahoo Data Center
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1400 Guest Lecture: Emerging Cyber Threats
Holly Hubert  - GlobalSecurityIQ
1400 - 1500 Guest Lecture: Insider Threats
Holly Hubert  - GlobalSecurityIQ
1500 - 1515 Coffee Break
1515 - 1615 Biometrics and Cybersecurity Research at UB
Srirangaraj Setlur - Principal Research Scientist and Co-Director, NSF Center for Identification Technology Research, University at Buffalo Shambhu Upadhyaya  - Professor & Assoc Dean of Research and Graduate Education, Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo
  Day 6: Friday - September 14, 2018
1000 - 1200 Guest Lecture: Fighting against Financial Crime
Prakash Samaga -
Senior Vice President, Compliance Solutions Program Manager, First Niagara Financial Group 
1200 - 1330 IDRBT Sponsored Lunch - Location TBD
1330 - 1430 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
  Day 7: Saturday - September 15, 2018
0900 - 1000 Feedback (Online) and Wrap-up