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Managing Cybersecurity Threats in the Finance Industry

Moderated by:

Robert Villanueva, U.S. Secret Service, Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, Transnational Cybercrime Section

First of all, Mr. Villanueva is a Miami native and was raised in South Florida.

He has been with the United States Secret Service for 25 years and has been assigned to various offices throughout the world as a field agent/operative and a supervisor; to include Miami and Headquarters in Washington DC.

Mr. Villanueva has also served in both an investigative and undercover capacity in various countries around the globe in North/South America, Eastern/Western Europe and Asia.

While in Washington DC, Mr. Villanueva was a supervisor at the Dignitary Protection Division and was the founder of the U.S. Secret Service’s Cyber Intelligence Section which coordinated Global Cyber Operations.

Throughout his time in Washington DC, he briefed various high level members of the U.S. Government regarding the threat of Financial Cybercrime that originated from the Eastern European region of the world.

Presently, Mr. Villanueva is the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge at the Miami Field Office and specializes in Transnational Cybercrimes, Access Device Fraud, Network Intrusions and Identity Theft Data Breaches.

Mr. Villanueva also heads the U.S. Secret Service’s Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force (MECTF) which has over 821 members from the South Florida Private Sector, Academia and Local/Federal Law Enforcement communities.

Mr. Villanueva has received numerous awards to include the U.S. Secret Service Director’s Distinguished Service Award and the International Association of Financial Crime Investigator’s Global Cyber Investigator of the Year.  Lastly, ATSAIC Villanueva presently serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors of various organizations to include FIU, FISA, FIBA and the IAFCI.

Our speakers:

Ben Johnson is co-founder and chief security strategist for Carbon Black. In that role, he uses his experience as a cofounder and chief technology officer for Carbon Black, which merged with Bit9 in February 2014, to drive the company’s message to customers, partners, the news media and industry analysts. Johnson, who was directly responsible for the powerful functionality of the Carbon Black endpoint threat detection and response (ETDR) solution, has extensive experience building complex systems for environments where speed and reliability are paramount. His background also includes a great deal of technical “agility,” having worked on advanced operational teams supporting U.S. national security missions and writing complex calculation engines for the financial sector.

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.

Eli Dominitz is CEO of Q6 Cyber. Q6 Cyber offers a proactive, comprehensive, and intelligence-enabled cybersecurity solution that transforms the way organizations defend against cyber threats. The Q6 Cyber team of cybersecurity professionals comes from government, military, intelligence, and corporate cybersecurity operations, with diverse and cutting-edge expertise.

Previously, Eli was a Managing Director at Broadband Capital Management, an investment firm based in New York City, and led the firm’s investments in a number of sectors. Prior to Broadband, Eli was a partner at Jacobs Private Equity, the single-purpose investment vehicle of Bradley Jacobs, founder and CEO of four multi-billion dollar companies. In 2011, Jacobs Private Equity acquired majority control of XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) with a $150 million equity investment. Eli previously served as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and was elected Associate Partner in 2009. Eli holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, and a B.Sc. in computer science.

David Busch, Senior IAM Architect CISSP, CRISC, CCSK, IDMWORKS

David Busch is responsible for defining, architecting delivering complex IAM integration projects across multiple industry verticals including commercial, media, healthcare, financial and government.

With more than 20years’ experience in the technology industry David has designed, architected and delivered business enabling technology solutions by leveraging complementary technologies, tools and processes. The last 15 years have been spent exclusively architecting and delivering solutions that are tailored to the unique characteristics and challenges associated with complex environments.

David has extensive experience with the design, implementation and operational aspects of transformational technology focused solutions.

Miami, FL based IDMWORKS is a leading consultancy specializing in enterprise identity and access management solutions, services and support since 2004. With hundreds of successful engagements executed for themost recognized global brands, IDMWORKS is recognized for leadership and excellence by their peers, customers, industry experts and partners.
DCMWORKS, an IDMWORKS company, provides a full array of data center services from migration planning to disasterrecovery consulting.
IDENTITY FORGE, an IDMWORKS company, is a global leader in enterprise and cloud integration software for identity and access management products and services.



May 11 2016


Morton's Steak House
1200 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
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