Cyberattacks could cause systemic risks in the financial sector and for that reason Nordic central banks have set up a forum to foster a closer cooperation on cyber resilience and cyber security.

In order to further support the exchange of best practices, the Bank of Finland is hosting the 2nd Annual Nordic Cyber in Finance Conference in Helsinki on 29 November 2018, with the other Nordic central banks as co-hosts.

The conference will deal with current topics in the cyber resilience and cyber security in the financial sector and will primarily focus on issues with a systemic perspective in financial market infrastructures. The event will feature a distinguished line-up of speakers from cyber security industry, financial institutions and authorities.

2nd Annual Nordic Cyber in Finance Conference
29 November 2018, Valkoinen Sali, Helsinki

Event chair: Marja Nykänen, Deputy Governor, Bank of Finland

8:30 Registration and coffee
9:00

Conference opening
Marja Nykänen, Deputy Governor, Bank of Finland

Introductory speech: Cyber security for financial institutions
Olli Rehn, Governor, Bank of Finland

9:30

Session 1 – Cyber threats in 2018

What is happening in the cyber space
Samu Konttinen, President and CEO, F-Secure

Hybrid threats – emerging context
Jukka Savolainen, Director of CoI on Vulnerabilities and resilience, Hybrid CoE

Cyber threats in 2018 and financial sector as part of critical infrastructure
Panel discussion
moderated by Marja Nykänen, Deputy Governor, Bank of Finland

Panelists:
Martin Flodén, Deputy Governor, Sveriges Riksbank
Jon Nicolaisen, Deputy Governor, Norges Bank
Samu Konttinen, President and CEO, F-Secure
Jukka Savolainen, Director of CoI on Vulnerabilities and resilience, Hybrid CoE

10:45 Refreshments
11:15

Session 2 – Financial sector and cyber threats in changing landscape

How the new services will change cyber threats
Nick Staff, Chief Security Officer, Nordea'

Supervisor’s role in the changing landscape
Stig Johansson, Head of Innovation Centre, Finansinspektionen

Cyber threats in changing landscape – combining new players into financial infrastructure in a secure manner and cyber security in financial sector
Panel discussion
moderated by Hanna Heiskanen, Senior Digitalisation Specialist, FIN-FSA

Panelists:
Hugo Frey Jensen,  Governor, Danmarks Nationalbank
Rannveig Sigurðardóttir, Deputy Governor, Seðlabanki Íslands
Nick Staff, Chief Security Officer, Nordea
Stig Johansson, Head of Innovation Centre, Finansinspektionen

13:00 Buffet lunch
14:00

Session 3 – Deep dive in cyber security solutions

Sharing threat and situation awereness – concrete real-life example
Stefano Ciminelli, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer – Global Security, SWIFT

You have breached... What comes next will determine if you can avoid being the next Equifax
Gary Meshell, World Wide Security Business Development Leader – Financial Services Industry, IBM

Different approaches to improve cyber resilience
Panel discussion
moderated by Aleksi Grym, Head of Digitalisation, Bank of Finland

Panelists:
Stefano Ciminelli, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer – Global Security, SWIFT
Gary Meshell, World Wide Security Business Development Leader – Financial Services Industry, IBM
Kamal Iberraken, Chief Information Officer, Euroclear Finland
Robin Oldham, Head of Security Advisory & Technical Services, BAE Systems
Wiebe Ruttenberg, Senior Adviser, European Central Bank

15:45 Closing remarks by the chair
  Networking
17:00 End of conference