Cryptocurrency & Payments Security Summit
Virtual Summit August 2 - 3, 2022
Over the last year, we have witnessed an unprecedented change in how the world interacts with money and how commerce occurs. This change has been led by the ability to take and make payments at an unprecedented speed and scale.

Payments today can move in a permissionless, decentralized world, across borders, peer-to-peer and can be innovated upon at the speed of the internet and software to suit a specific need. The explosion of digital assets moved from a bitcoin-only world to a multiverse of alt-coins, stablecoins, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and decentralized finance (DeFi). Rapid expansion of the cryptoverse and its mainstream adoption by traditional financial institutions, investors, and payments companies is causing a material shift in how we think about the future.

We now not only have the ability to build to meet the needs of our customers at a rapid pace, but also the need to work along with regulators and policy makers who are working to understand and find the balance to implement a clear framework that protects individuals in this new, decentralized world. We look forward to hearing from payments and crypto experts who are facing some of these questions as they help to build the future of payments and crypto.
ISMG's agendas provide actionable education and exclusive networking opportunities with your peers and our subject matter expert speakers.
Samant Nagpal
General Manager and Global Head of Risk (Managing Vice President)
Square
Samant leads global risk teams (hundreds of professionals) across North America, Asia, Australia and Europe. He directly manages professionals across Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Product Management, Product Development, Policy/Program Management, Design/UX, Data Science and Analytics. Over the last two decades,...
Ari Redbord
Head of Legal and Government Affairs
TRM Labs
Avivah Litan
VP and Distinguished Analyst
Gartner Research
Kolin Whitley
Head of North America Acceptance Risk
VISA
Dante Disparte
Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Policy
Circle
Disparte works closely with the executive team of Risk Cooperative to ensure the organization meets its strategic objectives and continues to be regarded as an industry leader. He is also the chief strategy officer and head of global policy at...
Tom Field
Senior Vice President of Editorial
ISMG
Jessie Liu
Partner, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime; Litigation
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
Ondrej Krehel
Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics
LIFARS LLC
Michael Sawyer
Head of IT Risk and Controls, Consumer Lending and Wealth and Investment Management
Wells Fargo
Sawyer is the technology control executive for the Consumer Lending and Wealth and Investment Management divisions of Wells Fargo. He leads front-line technology control activities for consumer lending, with a team that monitors adherence to risk appetites and ensures daily...
Tom Malta
Financial Services Strategic Advisor
Okta
Jason Weiss
Counsel- Cybersecurity & IR, CMMC, Cyber Security Models (NIST/ISO) and Data Privacy
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Weiss leverages his past career as an FBI supervisory special agent and digital laboratory director permanently assigned to the cybersecurity and computer forensics branch with more than 22 years of decorated service. He assists clients with critical issues associated with...
Anna Delaney
Director of Productions
ISMG
Lazlo Gonc
Practicing Chief Healthcare CISO, and Cybersecurity and Transformation Strategist & Evangelist
Claire Le Gal
SVP, Fraud Intelligence, Strategy & Cyber Products
Mastercard
Le Gal is senior vice president, responsible for the fraud intelligence, strategy and cyber products team in the Cyber and Intelligence Solutions division at Mastercard. She is responsible for a variety of global functions, including fraud reporting and analytics, cybersecurity...
David Cass
VP
Cyber & IT Risk, Federal Reserve Bank of NY
Cass has over 15 years of senior management experience in building and strengthening cybersecurity, risk assessment and management and IT security for IBM, Elsevier, JPMorgan Chase, PwC and Max Blau & Sons Inc. He co-led the Wharton School of Business...
Vaibhav Gupta
Identity Solutions and Security Lead
Capital One
David Pollino
Former CISO
PNC Bank
Pollino is an experienced security and risk executive with over 25 years of experience in information security, fraud prevention and risk management. He has focused on financial services for 20 years and was the CISO of Bank of the West...
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Cryptocurrency: Separating the Good From the Bad
Jessie Liu, Partner, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime; Litigation, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Over the last several months, cryptocurrency has been in the news – and not for many good reasons. It's become obvious that virtual currencies like bitcoin have become the underpinning of many cybercriminal operations, including ransomware. Recently, however, the FBI scored a success by clawing back part of the ransom that Colonial Pipeline paid by tracking one of the gang's digital wallets. Crypto does have it uses and many are thinking this is the future of currency.

To help us separate the good from the bad in cryptocurrency, I'm joined by two experts: Ari Redbord and Jessie Liu. As part of this exclusive events, we'll discuss:

  • The current state of cryptocurrency and cybercrime;
  • A look at the FBI's new emphasis on stopping illegal crypto payments;
  • And what companies need to know from both a regulatory and legal standpoint.
Jessie Liu
  • 09:00 AM
  • 09:29 AM
The Next Perfect Storm: Are You Ready for the Convergence of IoT, Blockchain, Better Data Analytics and AI?
Lazlo Gonc, , Practicing Chief Healthcare CISO, and Cybersecurity and Transformation Strategist & Evangelist

Tremendous technology changes in recent years have made exponential leaps in the way we will communicate, interact and transact with each other. The Internet of Things has brought about the potential for embedded low cost sensors on everything around us, on us and even in us. Blockchains and smart contracts with advances in encryption tools will provide for the immutable trust and transparency required to build the foundation of Web 3.0. The collection of all this data will provide startling context to how we behave and make decisions through Better Data Analytics. Advances in Artificial Intelligence through machine learning will change the way we interact with machines, our environment and each other forever. What does this mean to your business? In this session you can learn:

  • The technology risks and security challenges to your organization
  • How to protect your company against the new cyberattacks
  • How these technologies impact your organization on its road to digital transformation
Lazlo Gonc
  • 09:30 AM
  • 09:59 AM
Blockchain and Fraud Prevention: Business and Technical Challenges to Make it Scale - Will We Ever Get There?
Avivah Litan, VP and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Research

Financial fraud can be notoriously hard to detect and easy to cover up. But does blockchain technology with its distributed digital ledger now offer a new tool to help organizations reduce risk and prevent fraud? Which key business and technical factors will help blockchain scale for the large enterprise? Attend this session to learn:

  • More about blockchain and its uses beyond digital currencies
  • The value of blockchain to reduce financial transaction time, risk and fraud among multiple parties with a trusted, decentralized digital ledger
  • Lessons from organizations that already are using blockchain technology as a tool to prevent fraud
Avivah  Litan
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:29 AM
Square in the Middle of the Payments Revolution: Insights from Samant Nagpal, GM and Global Head of Risk at Square
Samant Nagpal, General Manager and Global Head of Risk (Managing Vice President), Square

The concept of "faster payments" has evolved quickly over the past decade – from the notion of 24-hour check processing to true real-time P2P payments. Square has been at the nexus of this transformation, and in this exclusive session Samant Nagpal, GM and Global Head of Risk, discusses:

  • The role of Square in the new payments landscape
  • Impact of COVID-19 and digital transformation
  • Emerging fraud schemes to watch in 2022
Samant Nagpal
  • 10:30 AM
  • 10:59 AM
Cryptocurrency Fraud and Blockchain Forensic Analysis
Ondrej Krehel, Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics, LIFARS LLC

When a total of $580 Million left two Cryptocurrency exchanges after a sophisticated compromise, LIFARS team was engaged in an investigation that involved FBI, US Secret Service, Europol, DHS, IRS and DOJ. This session will take you exclusively inside that investigation and discuss:

  • Cryptocurrency fraud schemes, including real stories from the trenches;
  • AML issues with bankers, hidden assets, payments by drug lords and ransomware;
  • Blockchains role in tracking the transactions - and its limits.
Ondrej Krehel
  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:29 AM
Exhibits & Networking Break
  • 11:30 AM
  • 11:44 AM
Visa on Fraud: Troubling Trends for 2022
Kolin Whitley, Head of North America Acceptance Risk, VISA

Payment card transactions have seen revolutionary changes over the past few years – none more revolutionary than in 2020-21 – and Kolin Whitley of Visa has been right at the heart of it

In this exclusive session, Visa's Head of North America Acceptance Risk discusses:

  • Troubling payment card fraud trends
  • The future migration of risk and fraud
  • The expanding role of mobile payments
Kolin Whitley
  • 11:45 AM
  • 12:14 PM
Mastercard 1-on-1: Claire Le Gal on Fraud, Payments and Emerging Products
Claire Le Gal, SVP, Fraud Intelligence, Strategy & Cyber Products, Mastercard

Claire Le Gal has been with Mastercard for 25 years, and in that time she has seen revolutionary changes in payments, technology – and fraud schemes.

In this exclusive session, Le Gal, Mastercard's Senior Vice President, Fraud Intelligence, Strategy & Cyber Products, discusses: The payments technology evolution, Fraud trends – the sophistication and the speed, How Mastercard is rolling out new products specifically to help small to midsized enterprises to bridge their fraud and cybersecurity resource gaps

Claire Le Gal
  • 12:15 PM
  • 12:44 PM
Customer Experience & Fraud: Striking the Balance
Tom Malta, Financial Services Strategic Advisor, Okta
Vaibhav Gupta, Identity Solutions and Security Lead, Capital One

Customer identity and access management – CIAM – has been the rage for the past year-plus, as organizations seek to create and mine a unified digital customer experience. But these same initiatives are also creating new opportunities for fraudsters. This panel looks at:

  • Vulnerabilities inherent in some CIAM initiatives
  • Impact of hybrid work environments for consumers and staff alike
  • Technology solutions to help reduce fraud
Tom Malta
Vaibhav Gupta
  • 12:45 PM
  • 01:14 PM
Disruptionware Attacks - A New and Dangerous Cyber Threat Targeting Businesses In the Era of COVID-19
Jason Weiss, Counsel- Cybersecurity & IR, CMMC, Cyber Security Models (NIST/ISO) and Data Privacy, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Briefly, this presentation discussed the emerging threats of different types of disruptionware attacks and potential defenses to protect yourself.  We will discuss may of the tools that make up the disruptionware tool kit and how these tools work.  We will also talk about how disruptionware attacks work and their attack methodologies with some examples of recent disruptionware attacks.

Jason Weiss
  • 01:15 PM
  • 01:44 PM
Ransomware: Reading Between the Headlines?
David Pollino, Former CISO, PNC Bank

Ransomware – it's been in all the news this year. But what's happening between the lines? What are the stories within the stories, and how should security leaders interpret them? Former banking CISO David Pollino dissects the year's ransomware news with an eye toward:

  • Critical infrastructure disruption
  • How to learn from others' mistakes
  • How to avoid being the next victim
David Pollino
  • 01:45 PM
  • 02:14 PM
Day 2 Agenda

All content from Day 1 will be available on demand from 9 AM - 5 PM ET on Day 2, Wednesday, August 3rd. Don’t miss the chance to log-in and consume any content you may not have had the chance to see at your own convenience.

  • 09:00 AM
  • 04:59 PM

Over the last year, we have witnessed an unprecedented change in how the world interacts with money and how commerce occurs. This change has been led by the ability to take and make payments at an unprecedented speed and scale.

Payments today can move in a permissionless, decentralized world, across borders, peer-to-peer and can be innovated upon at the speed of the internet and software to suit a specific need. The explosion of digital assets moved from a bitcoin-only world to a multiverse of alt-coins, stablecoins, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and decentralized finance (DeFi). Rapid expansion of the cryptoverse and its mainstream adoption by traditional financial institutions, investors, and payments companies is causing a material shift in how we think about the future.

We now not only have the ability to build to meet the needs of our customers at a rapid pace, but also the need to work along with regulators and policy makers who are working to understand and find the balance to implement a clear framework that protects individuals in this new, decentralized world. We look forward to hearing from payments and crypto experts who are facing some of these questions as they help to build the future of payments and crypto.
ISMG's agendas provide actionable education and exclusive networking opportunities with your peers and our subject matter expert speakers.

Samant Nagpal
General Manager and Global Head of Risk (Managing Vice President)
Square
Samant leads global risk teams (hundreds of professionals) across North America, Asia, Australia and Europe. He directly manages professionals across Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Product Management, Product Development, Policy/Program Management, Design/UX, Data Science and Analytics. Over the last two decades,...
Ari Redbord
Head of Legal and Government Affairs
TRM Labs
Avivah Litan
VP and Distinguished Analyst
Gartner Research
Kolin Whitley
Head of North America Acceptance Risk
VISA
Dante Disparte
Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Policy
Circle
Disparte works closely with the executive team of Risk Cooperative to ensure the organization meets its strategic objectives and continues to be regarded as an industry leader. He is also the chief strategy officer and head of global policy at...
Tom Field
Senior Vice President of Editorial
ISMG
Jessie Liu
Partner, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime; Litigation
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
Ondrej Krehel
Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics
LIFARS LLC
Michael Sawyer
Head of IT Risk and Controls, Consumer Lending and Wealth and Investment Management
Wells Fargo
Sawyer is the technology control executive for the Consumer Lending and Wealth and Investment Management divisions of Wells Fargo. He leads front-line technology control activities for consumer lending, with a team that monitors adherence to risk appetites and ensures daily...
Tom Malta
Financial Services Strategic Advisor
Okta
Jason Weiss
Counsel- Cybersecurity & IR, CMMC, Cyber Security Models (NIST/ISO) and Data Privacy
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Weiss leverages his past career as an FBI supervisory special agent and digital laboratory director permanently assigned to the cybersecurity and computer forensics branch with more than 22 years of decorated service. He assists clients with critical issues associated with...
Anna Delaney
Director of Productions
ISMG
Lazlo Gonc
Practicing Chief Healthcare CISO, and Cybersecurity and Transformation Strategist & Evangelist
Claire Le Gal
SVP, Fraud Intelligence, Strategy & Cyber Products
Mastercard
Le Gal is senior vice president, responsible for the fraud intelligence, strategy and cyber products team in the Cyber and Intelligence Solutions division at Mastercard. She is responsible for a variety of global functions, including fraud reporting and analytics, cybersecurity...
David Cass
VP
Cyber & IT Risk, Federal Reserve Bank of NY
Cass has over 15 years of senior management experience in building and strengthening cybersecurity, risk assessment and management and IT security for IBM, Elsevier, JPMorgan Chase, PwC and Max Blau & Sons Inc. He co-led the Wharton School of Business...
Vaibhav Gupta
Identity Solutions and Security Lead
Capital One
David Pollino
Former CISO
PNC Bank
Pollino is an experienced security and risk executive with over 25 years of experience in information security, fraud prevention and risk management. He has focused on financial services for 20 years and was the CISO of Bank of the West...

View Agenda
Cryptocurrency: Separating the Good From the Bad
Jessie Liu, Partner, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime; Litigation, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Over the last several months, cryptocurrency has been in the news – and not for many good reasons. It's become obvious that virtual currencies like bitcoin have become the underpinning of many cybercriminal operations, including ransomware. Recently, however, the FBI scored a success by clawing back part of the ransom that Colonial Pipeline paid by tracking one of the gang's digital wallets. Crypto does have it uses and many are thinking this is the future of currency.

To help us separate the good from the bad in cryptocurrency, I'm joined by two experts: Ari Redbord and Jessie Liu. As part of this exclusive events, we'll discuss:

  • The current state of cryptocurrency and cybercrime;
  • A look at the FBI's new emphasis on stopping illegal crypto payments;
  • And what companies need to know from both a regulatory and legal standpoint.
Jessie Liu
  • 09:00 AM
  • 09:29 AM
The Next Perfect Storm: Are You Ready for the Convergence of IoT, Blockchain, Better Data Analytics and AI?
Lazlo Gonc, , Practicing Chief Healthcare CISO, and Cybersecurity and Transformation Strategist & Evangelist

Tremendous technology changes in recent years have made exponential leaps in the way we will communicate, interact and transact with each other. The Internet of Things has brought about the potential for embedded low cost sensors on everything around us, on us and even in us. Blockchains and smart contracts with advances in encryption tools will provide for the immutable trust and transparency required to build the foundation of Web 3.0. The collection of all this data will provide startling context to how we behave and make decisions through Better Data Analytics. Advances in Artificial Intelligence through machine learning will change the way we interact with machines, our environment and each other forever. What does this mean to your business? In this session you can learn:

  • The technology risks and security challenges to your organization
  • How to protect your company against the new cyberattacks
  • How these technologies impact your organization on its road to digital transformation
Lazlo Gonc
  • 09:30 AM
  • 09:59 AM
Blockchain and Fraud Prevention: Business and Technical Challenges to Make it Scale - Will We Ever Get There?
Avivah Litan, VP and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Research

Financial fraud can be notoriously hard to detect and easy to cover up. But does blockchain technology with its distributed digital ledger now offer a new tool to help organizations reduce risk and prevent fraud? Which key business and technical factors will help blockchain scale for the large enterprise? Attend this session to learn:

  • More about blockchain and its uses beyond digital currencies
  • The value of blockchain to reduce financial transaction time, risk and fraud among multiple parties with a trusted, decentralized digital ledger
  • Lessons from organizations that already are using blockchain technology as a tool to prevent fraud
Avivah  Litan
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:29 AM
Square in the Middle of the Payments Revolution: Insights from Samant Nagpal, GM and Global Head of Risk at Square
Samant Nagpal, General Manager and Global Head of Risk (Managing Vice President), Square

The concept of "faster payments" has evolved quickly over the past decade – from the notion of 24-hour check processing to true real-time P2P payments. Square has been at the nexus of this transformation, and in this exclusive session Samant Nagpal, GM and Global Head of Risk, discusses:

  • The role of Square in the new payments landscape
  • Impact of COVID-19 and digital transformation
  • Emerging fraud schemes to watch in 2022
Samant Nagpal
  • 10:30 AM
  • 10:59 AM
Cryptocurrency Fraud and Blockchain Forensic Analysis
Ondrej Krehel, Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics, LIFARS LLC

When a total of $580 Million left two Cryptocurrency exchanges after a sophisticated compromise, LIFARS team was engaged in an investigation that involved FBI, US Secret Service, Europol, DHS, IRS and DOJ. This session will take you exclusively inside that investigation and discuss:

  • Cryptocurrency fraud schemes, including real stories from the trenches;
  • AML issues with bankers, hidden assets, payments by drug lords and ransomware;
  • Blockchains role in tracking the transactions - and its limits.
Ondrej Krehel
  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:29 AM
Exhibits & Networking Break
  • 11:30 AM
  • 11:44 AM
Visa on Fraud: Troubling Trends for 2022
Kolin Whitley, Head of North America Acceptance Risk, VISA

Payment card transactions have seen revolutionary changes over the past few years – none more revolutionary than in 2020-21 – and Kolin Whitley of Visa has been right at the heart of it

In this exclusive session, Visa's Head of North America Acceptance Risk discusses:

  • Troubling payment card fraud trends
  • The future migration of risk and fraud
  • The expanding role of mobile payments
Kolin Whitley
  • 11:45 AM
  • 12:14 PM
Mastercard 1-on-1: Claire Le Gal on Fraud, Payments and Emerging Products
Claire Le Gal, SVP, Fraud Intelligence, Strategy & Cyber Products, Mastercard

Claire Le Gal has been with Mastercard for 25 years, and in that time she has seen revolutionary changes in payments, technology – and fraud schemes.

In this exclusive session, Le Gal, Mastercard's Senior Vice President, Fraud Intelligence, Strategy & Cyber Products, discusses: The payments technology evolution, Fraud trends – the sophistication and the speed, How Mastercard is rolling out new products specifically to help small to midsized enterprises to bridge their fraud and cybersecurity resource gaps

Claire Le Gal
  • 12:15 PM
  • 12:44 PM
Customer Experience & Fraud: Striking the Balance
Tom Malta, Financial Services Strategic Advisor, Okta
Vaibhav Gupta, Identity Solutions and Security Lead, Capital One

Customer identity and access management – CIAM – has been the rage for the past year-plus, as organizations seek to create and mine a unified digital customer experience. But these same initiatives are also creating new opportunities for fraudsters. This panel looks at:

  • Vulnerabilities inherent in some CIAM initiatives
  • Impact of hybrid work environments for consumers and staff alike
  • Technology solutions to help reduce fraud
Tom Malta
Vaibhav Gupta
  • 12:45 PM
  • 01:14 PM
Disruptionware Attacks - A New and Dangerous Cyber Threat Targeting Businesses In the Era of COVID-19
Jason Weiss, Counsel- Cybersecurity & IR, CMMC, Cyber Security Models (NIST/ISO) and Data Privacy, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Briefly, this presentation discussed the emerging threats of different types of disruptionware attacks and potential defenses to protect yourself.  We will discuss may of the tools that make up the disruptionware tool kit and how these tools work.  We will also talk about how disruptionware attacks work and their attack methodologies with some examples of recent disruptionware attacks.

Jason Weiss
  • 01:15 PM
  • 01:44 PM
Ransomware: Reading Between the Headlines?
David Pollino, Former CISO, PNC Bank

Ransomware – it's been in all the news this year. But what's happening between the lines? What are the stories within the stories, and how should security leaders interpret them? Former banking CISO David Pollino dissects the year's ransomware news with an eye toward:

  • Critical infrastructure disruption
  • How to learn from others' mistakes
  • How to avoid being the next victim
David Pollino
  • 01:45 PM
  • 02:14 PM
Day 2 Agenda

All content from Day 1 will be available on demand from 9 AM - 5 PM ET on Day 2, Wednesday, August 3rd. Don’t miss the chance to log-in and consume any content you may not have had the chance to see at your own convenience.

  • 09:00 AM
  • 04:59 PM

Speaker Interviews

August 2 - 3, 2022

Cryptocurrency & Payments Security Summit