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Building security and trust in financial services and FinTech

A must attend event for security leaders in financial services and FinTech as we take a collaborative approach to security & trust. This event will also feature a showcase of emerging security innovations and new market entrants.

Advances around technology and data are impacting the way that businesses and individuals interact with financial services at all levels. Digitisation, the rapid expansion of the financial services ecosystem, obsolescence of certain legacy banking systems and increased interconnection with third parties along the supply chain have all brought increased vulnerabilities, risk and threat, for both consumers and the organisations in which they place their trust.

Over £1.2 billion was stolen through fraud in the UK 2022, incidents of cyber attacks are on the up – the financial services industry reported a threefold increase in security breaches to the ICO in 2023, and ransomware attacks are at record levels with criminals compromising data on over 5.3 million people last year.

As custodians of people’s money and data, organisations carry many corporate and social responsibilities. Regulators, financial services organisations, and technology & data companies across the supply chain all have a collective role to play in building stronger resilience.

This conference, brought to you by FinTech-Tables and Abertay Cyber Quarter, will bring together key stakeholders as we consider actions and approaches to building security and trust in financial services and FinTech, taking a deep dive into a number of key areas including security, trust, people & culture, data, governance, risk, and regulation.

Key sessions and themes will include:

  • Security
  • Trust
  • People & Culture
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Cyber Threat
  • Fraud
  • KYC / KYB


Draft Agenda*
*Subject to Change
Arrival, Registration & Networking
Session 1
Opening Address from the Chair, Mark Stamford, CEO, OccamSec
Where to begin? Assessing the UK market outlook for financial crime and cyber threat
A Time for Trust: Opening our eyes to the customer experience.
Elaine McKechnie, Senior Manager Technology, Operations & Cyber Security, Virgin Money
Panel Discussion: People, Culture & Accountability
David Goodacre, Transformation Director, CSO, Barclays
Networking Break
Session 2
Panel Discussion: Bridging the collaboration gap: Enabling FinTechs to be partner and client ready in a secure and regulated environment
Scott Moncur, Head of Financial Services & Sustainable Development, Vialex
Barbara Gottardi, CEO Finbridge Global
Devraj Basu, Director of RegTech Forum, University of Strathclyde
Trish Quinn, Strategic innovation Director, FinTech Scotland
Panel Discussion: Working together: How collaboration across the ecosystem can build resilience in financial services
Jude McCorry, Cyber Fraud Centre Scotland
Networking Lunch
Round 1
Breakout Theme 1
How to remain compliant in a new era of cyber security regulation: Data Privacy, Risk Profiling, Operational Resilience
Scott Moncur, Head of Financial Services & Sustainable Development, Vialex
Breakout Theme 2
Doing Data Right: Governance, Trust & Responsibility
Breakout Theme 3
Future Threat Future Tech: Navigating the emerging threat landscape
Breakout Theme 4
Tackling fraud and financial crime in the age of AI
Round 2 (Transition and repeat above security workshops in round robin format)
Networking Break
Featuring new market entrants, showcasing new innovations for securing financial services
Closing Remarks from Event Chair, Mark Stamford OccamSec

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Wednesday 11 September 2024
9am to 5pm
Abertay cyberQuarter, Dundee

Abertay cyberQuarter 1-3 Bell Street Dundee DD1 1LH

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Confirmed Speakers

Mark StamfordMark StamfordCEO, OccamSec

As the founder and CEO of OccamSec, a leading information security consulting firm, I have been delivering innovative and effective solutions to clients across various industries and sectors for over 13 years.

His core competencies include penetration testing, threat and vulnerability assessment, IT audit, and information security management. He has extensive experience in conducting and overseeing security assessments, audits, and tests for complex and high-risk systems, networks, and applications. He also has a strong background in security research, analysis, and reporting, as well as in providing guidance and recommendations to clients and stakeholders.

His mission is to help organizations protect their data, assets, and reputation from cyber threats and risks.

Elaine McKechnieElaine McKechnieSenior Manager, Technology Operations & Cyber Security, Virgin Money

Elaine is the Senior Manager of Technology Operations and Cyber Security. She is highly regarded as a versatile cyber security specialist with a portfolio of roles working within major household name financial institutions such as HSBC and Virgin Money. Proactive and aspirational, she pursues every opportunity to enhance security frameworks and mitigate risk, through innovative technological applications. Proficient in developing hardware, software and cloud-based solutions, she integrates strategy, governance and project delivery skills to ensure robust, sustainable developments for the future.

Elaine is A Digital Inclusion Champion and a leader in Diversity & Equality, promoting the role of women in technology.

David GoodacreDavid GoodacreDirector of Transformation, Chief Security Office, Barclays

David is Transformation Director at Barclay Chief Security Office.

Cheryl ToranoCheryl ToranoBusiness Development Manager, Abertay cyberQuarter

Cheryl is an ethical hacker and cyber security professional. She currently works as Business Development Manager at the Abertay Cyber Quarter where she supports the growth of Cyber Quarter members and the wider security ecosystem.

Jude McCorryCEO, Cyber & Fraud Centre Scotland
Scott Moncur. Financial Service LawyerScott MoncurSenior Legal Director, Head of Financial Services and Sustainable Development, Vialex

Scott Moncur is a seasoned lawyer operating in the financial services industry,  for over three decades. His first involvement in driving innovation into the industry was breaking internet pensions to the market: the start of the revolution in retirement planning.

Since before cybersecurity was a term of art, he has resolved the contractual arrangements between suppliers and providers for robust security measures and risk allocation in the ever-evolving digital marketplace.  And now as this sector matures his experience in corporate governance helps clients evidence their thinking and implementation of cyber strategy, cyber governance, and operational delivery to ensure robust, sustainable developments and response to the increasing sophistication needed for cybersecurity within this marketplace.

Scott is a senior director at Vialex, the proactive commercial and corporate focused law firm.

Devraj Bausu, lecturer in financeDevraj BasuDirector for the Centre for Financial Regulation & Innovation, University of Strathclyde
Trish Quinn, FinTech ScotlandTrish QuinnStrategic Innovation Director, FinTech Scotland
Barbara Gottardi FinTech speakerBarbara GottardiCEO, Finbridge Global

Barbara Gottardi is the CEO and founder of Finbridge Global. A global platform assessing and comparing fintechs to reduce the RFI time in the financial industry. She also serves as CEO of Wedlvr Ltd, specializing in aiding companies through digital transformations ands she is a Ned at Cashplus Bank.

With 16 years at HSBC and as Vanguard Europe’s CIO, she covered several roles in Technology and implementing innovative digital strategies. Previous role includes interim CIO for Admiral Money, senior advisor at Alvarez & Marsal focusing on digital transformation and CIO roles.

Barbara has 2 teenager boys and she is a keen runner.


Ian DaveyIan Davey, FinTech-Tables
Amechi MuotuneAmechi Muotune, FinTech-Tables
Cheryl ToranoCheryl Torano, Abertay cyberQuarter


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