The View from the Top:
An Executive Level discussion on the Banking, Finance, Insurance & Fintech Cybersecurity Landscape

No industry is exempt from cyberthreats, but Banking, Finance, Insurance & Fintech specifically are more susceptible than others. IBM reports that, in 2021, finance was the second-most attacked industry, narrowly lagging behind manufacturing. And in an industry where consumer trust isn’t easily given but is easily broken, fintech companies can’t afford to toy around with cybercrime.

The best cyber defenses aren’t formulated in a vacuum, and companies could do well to learn from each other. To that end, Lacework is inviting you to join a roundtable, featuring multiple security executives. During this time, you will gain perspective on the challenges and solutions unique to these different companies, as well as similarities on dealing with cybersecurity issues.

In this roundtable, you will gain:

  • A more full perspective of the evolving cybersecurity landscape in BFSI & Fintech
  • Visibility into what is most concerning industry leaders
  • Empathy towards other IT & IT Cyber Security professionals


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Virtual panel presented by:

Event Speakers

Eric Adams
Field CISO

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Eric lives just outside of Boise Idaho with his wife and family. Eric started his professional career at HP in Boise in 1996 working many security roles. Most notably in 2013, Eric started building the FedRAMP Fortify SaaS cloud for HP, which he completed with FedRAMP JAB authorization in 2015 (note:now MicroFocus owns Fortify). This consisted of building a huge amount of system security plan documentation and upgrading security controls to meet FedRAMP standards then passing third party audits and finally training business sales teams to sell it to government agencies.

Eric then went to IBM as the FedRAMP Strategist for IBM Watson and Cloud with 30 SaaS applications for FedRAMP readiness and automated the process to build the system security plan package in a few weeks rather than months.‌

Most recently Eric has built and lead worldwide teams as a CISO over the last 5 years, building security technology to meet business risk and pass audits for SWIFT payment, ISO 27001, SOC1 / SOC2, and PCI compliance at fintech Kyriba from 2018 to 2021, building a global security team from 2 people to 20, and then fintech http://MX.com from 2021-2022.

Eric can often be found when not working on weekends traveling to watch his children’s sporting events of football and basketball, also he enjoys golfing, skiing, and riding horses with his wife Meredith and the rest of his family.

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Walt Carter
Chief Digital Officer & CIO
Homestar Financial Corp.

Banu Venkat
Head of Risk and Audit Technology

Michael Booth, Senior Director of Sales, TigerGraph

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Michael Booth is a Senior Director of Sales for TigerGraph with more than 25 years of experience working with Analytics and Business Intelligence capabilities supporting Financial Services Organizations.

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3:00pm-3:10pm (EST)

Opening Remarks & Executive Introductions

3:10pm-3:30pm (EST)

Host Introduction

3:30pm-4:00pm (EST)

Fireside Chat Hosted by Lacework

4:00pm-4:30pm (EST)

Executive Discussion


Lacework was founded on a core belief: better security starts with data. We built a revolutionary behavior-based machine learning engine, supported by over 100 patents with data at its core. Designed to deliver on our vision for better, more secure clouds.


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Industry Breakdown

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Why should I attend?

Your time is valuable and we make sure to make the most of it! We take the time to figure out your challenges and customize your experience to meet your needs. Our agendas are tailored to your feedback and we pride ourselves in covering the most cutting-edge content delivered by renowned industry experts. Look forward to building enduring partnerships and together we’ll go straight to the top.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

No problem! Please let your Apex POC know as soon as possible in order for us to work with the venue on providing alternate options for you at the event.

What if I want to speak at an assembly?

Apex is always looking for speakers that can contribute their valuable insight. If you would like to speak, please contact your Apex POC or fill out the Speaker Registration Form on the Assemblies page. Please keep in mind that we receive many inquiries for speaking and sessions are available on a first come first served basis. But no need to worry, we have plenty of opportunities available at future assemblies.

I plan on being in attendance, but what if something comes up and I have to cancel?

We understand that something may come up on your calendar! Before canceling with us, please know that we will have a separate room for attendees to step out for work-related activities (meetings, emails, conference calls, etc.). If you must cancel, we just ask that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance so that we can open up the waitlist for another member.



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