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Cyber Security: How to Stay Abreast of the Latest Threats in Cyber Warfare by the NYC CFOLC

Cyber Security: How to Stay Abreast of the Latest Threats in Cyber Warfare hosted by: The NYC CFO Leadership Council Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Live Webcast

When: December 3, 2019
8:30-10:00 AM
Where: Live Webcast
United States
Contact: Debbie Lindner
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NOTE: Due to inclement weather, our in-person program is now a webcast.

Below is a link to our live webcast with our scheduled speakers:  Ivan Brightly, CISO, Galaxy Digital; Jonathan Cohen, Head of Litigation and Data Protection Officer, Via Transportation; Richard Jacobs, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber Branch, New York Office, FBI; and our moderator: Joshua Larocca, Senior Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg.


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Our webcast will kick off at 8:30 AM on Tuesday morning, December 3rd

Program description


Cyber Security: How to Stay Abreast of the Latest Threats in Cyber Warfare


Cyber threats are more sophisticated and frequent, do you know what your organization should be doing to mitigate and manage risk?


Internet-based attacks on US corporations accomplish varied objectives, such as disrupting computer information networks; gaining unauthorized access to systems; realizing economic incentives by accessing sensitive financial information and payment systems; and stealing critical intellectual property.


These attacks are launched by individuals, organizations, and states. Cyber terrorism has an adverse effect on corporate profits, public confidence, stock markets, economic/service sectors, and other national critical infrastructures.


So how can CFOs contend with these threats? Join us for ‘Cyber Security: How to stay abreast of the latest threats in cyber warfare’ on Tuesday, December 3rd.


Learning Objectives

  • The preparation, policies and procedures you can put into place today to improve your security posture
  • How to build incident response plans
  • Technologies to consider that reflect your company type, size and industry
  • Future exposure threats to consider



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To register for this program, simply click on the green tickets button. All CFO Leadership Council members can attend this event for free.


Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $75.


Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Debbie Lindner, Senior Marketing Director, NYC Chapter at

Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please email Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.

About Our Speakers


Ivan Brightly, CISO, Galaxy Digital

Ivan Brightly is a Managing Director and CISO at Galaxy Digital. He has been a miner, investor, advisor, and founder in the cryptographic digital assets space since 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Ivan co-founded SolidX Partners in 2014, which offered synthetic institutional access to bitcoin through a total return swap and pursued an SEC-registered physically backed bitcoin ETF.

Prior to SolidX, he was at the foreign currency trading firm FXCM, where he served as Chief Information Officer. As CIO for FXCM, he was responsible for the global technology needs of the firm. He also is a Certified Bitcoin Professional as deemed by C4 and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Jonathan Cohen, Head of Litigation and Data Protection Officer,  Via Transportation

Jon Cohen is the Head of Litigation and Data Protection Officer at Via Transportation Inc.  He has degrees in computer science and operations research from Stanford University and M.I.T., and a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude.  Jon spent over eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York.  In 2012, he was named "Prosecutor of the Year" by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation.  In 2013, he was awarded the U.S. DHS Homeland Security Investigations "Executive Director's Award for Investigative Accomplishments" in connection with the prosecution of a mafia and Russian organized crime case.  In 2017, Jon was part of the team that charged Behzad Mesri with the cyberattack and extortion of HBO.  In 2018, Jon was part of the team that charged nine Iranian cybercriminals with state-sponsored hacking of over 150 universities and institutions across over 20 countries.  Also in 2018, Jon was part of the team that reached a $613 million deferred prosecution agreement with U.S. Bank relating to compliance and anti-money laundering failures.

Richard Jacobs, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber Branch, New York Office, FBI

Richard T. Jacobs is the assistant special agent in-charge of the Cyber Branch in the FBI’s New York office. The branch investigates national security and criminal cyber matters and responds to cyber incidents in the New York metropolitan area. In 2014, Mr. Jacobs helped establish the Financial Cyber Crimes Task Force, a multi-agency initiative targeting cyber crime and technology-based fraud schemes.

Following graduation from the FBI Academy in 1999, Mr. Jacobs was assigned to New York where he investigated a variety of securities fraud matters. From 2002 to 2005 he played the role of a corrupt stock broker in a market manipulation undercover operation which resulted in the conviction of 49 individuals. In June 2010, he was selected to lead a Manhattan-based securities fraud unit which handled the Bernard L. Madoff and the Galleon Group insider trading investigations. He was named assistant special agent in-charge in October 2014.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Jacobs was a risk manager on Wall Street. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance and international business and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Joshua Larocca, Senior Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg

Joshua J. Larocca leads teams of digital forensic examiners, investigators, researchers, and analysts in conducting a wide variety of data breach, complex financial crime, and corporate misconduct investigations on behalf of corporations, law firms, and financial institutions.  Mr. Larocca brings a diverse public and private sector background to his engagements. Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg Mr. Larocca served as a Trial Attorney in the Counterterrorism Section at the Department of Justice, responsible for investigating and prosecuting international and domestic terrorism cases, including terrorist financing, material support, money laundering and economic sanctions matters. In that role, Mr. Larocca worked with the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), United States Attorney’s offices, members of the U.S. intelligence community, and foreign law enforcement officials on cases involving complex classified evidentiary and discovery problems, international fugitive apprehensions, and sensitive witness issues. While at the Department of Justice, Mr. Larocca lectured on terrorist financing topics for the FBI, the U.S. State Department, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

From 2002 until 2006 Mr. Larocca served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County. During this time, he presented numerous cases to the grand jury and conducted felony and misdemeanor jury trials while prosecuting a broad array of violent crime, identity theft, and domestic violence cases.  In addition to his government experience, Mr. Larocca developed significant litigation experience at Nixon Peabody LLP. His practice centered on securities litigation, government investigations and international corporate investigations. Earlier in his career Mr. Larocca worked at Citibank Russia, first as Chief of Staff to the CEO of the bank and later as a Relationship Manager.

Mr. Larocca holds an AB in Slavic Languages and Literatures, cum laude, from Princeton University, a JD from Fordham University School of Law, and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

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