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FinCloud Security

Improving the security of global cloud adoption for the financial services industry.

Financial Services Initiative

The Financial Services Industry (FSI) adoption of cloud computing services has grown extensively in recent years. This trend is expected to continue with the migration of business applications to the cloud, driven both by increasing maturity, sophistication and resilience of cloud-native services and the declining availability of COTS software for on premises use. This includes both traditional and new and innovative technology for banking, commerce, financial transactions, and the exchange of financial and economic data.

CSA's FinCloud Security engages current industry leaders and includes a Leadership Committee to help identify the topics of most interest to the industry. CSA will develop, assemble and share valuable resources such as use cases, research materials, webinars, education, analyst briefings, assurance frameworks, and extensions of the CCM or STAR program. CSA will also organize and host virtual and in person events with significant financial sector content. If you're interested in learning more, you can email us at [email protected].

Identifying Gaps

How Knowledgable are organizations regarding:

Opportunities in Financial Services

Zero Trust safeguards financial clouds, preserving data integrity.

IoT and edge computing amplifies the complexity of security and privacy.

Blockchain protects sensitive data, transactions, and meets compliance.

Artificial Intelligence requires data care, transparency, ethical considerations.

Quantum computing adds urgency to prepare for future threats.

FinCloud Security Initiatives

Learn from the Experts

FinCloud Fridays

A monthly webinar series about the financial industry's unique challenges in cloud.

Upcoming and past webinars
Financial Service Industry Briefings

A monthly webinar series about the financial industry's unique challenges in cloud.

Learn about CSA membership

Explore FinCloud Resources

HSM as a Service

An upcoming white paper describing the Hardware Security Module as a Service cloud delivery model for key management and cryptographic operations.

View the Key Management Working Group
Mapping to PCI DSS v4

Mapping of the CCM v4 to the latest version of the PCI DSS v4.

Access the mapping and learn more
Financial Service Addendum to the CCM:

A framework for the financial sector toward a secure adoption of cloud services, and to limit the challenge of compliance fatigue for both CSPs and Financial Institutions.

View the CCM Working Group

Join the Conversation

Financial Services Industry Community on Circle

Circle is a platform space for you to connect, collaborate and share knowledge with like-minded professionals from around the world. You will have access to the latest industry trends, best practices, and emerging threats related to the Financial Services Industry.

On Circle, you can access exclusive resources, participate in events, and engage in discussion on the topic of financial services. Whether you are looking to expand your knowledge, build your professional network, or stay on top of the latest trends, this CSA community platform is an essential resource.

Leadership Committee

CSA looks to our Leadership Committee to contribute to and advise on the overall strategy and roadmap of FinCloud Security. This committee is made up of participants in security leadership roles within financial institutions, the payment ecosystem (including cryptocurrency), and other organizations that initiate or manage financial data and assets within cloud environments.

This committee is reserved for the participation of individuals who work for an organization that is recognized as a CSA corporate member. Learn more about corporate membership here.

Stefani Alger Headshot Missing
Stefani Alger
SWIFT

Stefani Alger

SWIFT

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Imre Bako
Commerzbank

Imre Bako

Commerzbank

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

James Barber Headshot Missing
James Barber
GlobalPay

James Barber

GlobalPay

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

Rolf Becker
Rolf Becker
Co-Founder and Chair at UBS

Rolf Becker

Co-Founder and Chair at UBS

Rolf A. Becker is Head Service Control Governance at UBS, globally responsible for Cloud Governance regarding Risk and Control over the UBS Group Cloud adoption and for outsourcing to external cloud-based 3rd party services. Previous roles have been the management of the Cyber and Information Security Portfolio reporting to the UBS CISO at a global level, and the management of the Client Data Confidentiality Program Unstructured Data Protec...

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Fred Budd
Fred Budd
Vice President, Cloud Security at Mastercard

Fred Budd

Vice President, Cloud Security at Mastercard

Fred Budd is serving as Vice President, Cloud Security for Mastercard. In this role, he is responsible for the protection of Mastercard’s cloud platforms and driving the evolution of security practices. Fred has over 20 years of diverse experience in security architecture, technology strategy and governance, privacy and compliance, identity management, telecommunications, IT operations, and product innovation. In the past decade, he has foc...

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Alicia Cade
GCP

Alicia Cade

GCP

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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David Cross
Oracle

David Cross

Oracle

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Tom Deprins
Azure

Tom Deprins

Azure

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Jason DeVoe
Voya

Jason DeVoe

Voya

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Thomas Dirk
Commerzbank

Thomas Dirk

Commerzbank

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Aly Farooqui
IBM

Aly Farooqui

IBM

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

Jez Goldstone
Jez Goldstone
Director of Security Architecture, Cloud & Innovation, Barclay Card

Jez Goldstone

Director of Security Architecture, Cloud & Innovation, Barclay Card

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Christian A. Gorke
Commerzbank

Christian A. Gorke

Commerzbank

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

Sean Gray
Sean Gray
Chase

Sean Gray

Chase

Security Strategy, Threat Management. Senior Director, Information Security Strategy and Threat Mgmt at PayPal.

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Jonathan Gutierrez
Mastercard

Jonathan Gutierrez

Mastercard

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Stacy Hughes
Voya

Stacy Hughes

Voya

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

Bill Izzo
Bill Izzo
Director, Cloud Security Governance at Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

Bill Izzo

Director, Cloud Security Governance at Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

Innovative leader with a strong technical and business background with a track record of success across multiple technology domains and markets. Senior business management and technical leadership experience in the DOD, Private, and Government sectors. Years of experience in the management of medium to large network and systems engineering teams with significant experience in the management of large multi-million dollar data com...

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Phoebe Kao Headshot Missing
Phoebe Kao
Azure

Phoebe Kao

Azure

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Shaun Khalfman
Discover

Shaun Khalfman

Discover

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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David Kliemann
IBM

David Kliemann

IBM

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Sunil Malik
Discover

Sunil Malik

Discover

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

Cheri McGuire
Cheri McGuire
Chief Technology Officer, SWIFT

Cheri McGuire

Chief Technology Officer, SWIFT

Ms. McGuire is a technology and cyber security leader with over 30 years in strategy, policy, operations and risk, and spanning the financial, IT, consulting and government sectors. She currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at SWIFT, a member-owned cooperative providing secure financial messaging services and products that connect more than 11,000 financial organizations globally. In her role as CTO, she has responsibility for th...

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David Nickles
David Nickles
AWS

David Nickles

AWS

David Nickles is a Global Audit Program Manager for FSI’s at Amazon Web Services (AWS). His work focuses on enabling financial services institutions to move their workloads to the cloud by providing sound guidance for building programs to ensure regulatory, governance, risk, compliance, audit, and security control requirements are met, align to industry best practices, and appropriate due diligence activity is completed. Prior to AWS, David...

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Sofia Pogrebynska
Paypal

Sofia Pogrebynska

Paypal

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Ronald Ritchey
Barclay Card

Ronald Ritchey

Barclay Card

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Stephan Scharf
BlackRock

Stephan Scharf

BlackRock

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Nashira Spencer
DTCC

Nashira Spencer

DTCC

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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David Stone
Google (GCP)

David Stone

Google (GCP)

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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Erika Voss
Capitol One

Erika Voss

Capitol One

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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James Wilkins
UBS

James Wilkins

UBS

This person does not have a biography listed with CSA.

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