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Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Cybersecurity & Privacy Track: Balancing Security & Innovation in the Digital Lending Era

    Location: Reunion Ballroom C,
    Lobby Level


    Speaker(s)

    Jonathan Debonis, Head of Security/CISO, Blend

    Donald Schmidt, Director, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Fannie Mae

    Brian Magruder, Ph.D, Senior Vice President, SunTrust Bank

    Breakout Session,

    Cybersecurity & Privacy Track

    Data breaches and evolving strategies of bad actors are putting financial institutions under more pressure than ever before. In our first Cybersecurity session of the day, experts offer insight into the most important threats security leaders need to pay attention to. Steps necessary to foster a security-first culture and detail the security measures necessary to protect sensitive information.

    Speaker(s)

    Jonathan Debonis, Head of Security/CISO, Blend

    As Head of Information Security at Blend, Jon focuses on developing better infrastructure, data isolation, and product security by bringing the benefits of cloud computing to traditional organizations. His role also encompasses software development, spec product features, and growing Blend’s internal teams.

    Donald Schmidt, Director, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Fannie Mae

    Don Schmidt joined Fannie Mae in August 2016 as the Director, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In his current role, Mr. Schmidt is primarily responsible for Fannie Mae’s Information Security Architecture, Engineering and Operations, the company’s Cyber Threat Intelligence, Detection and Incident Management/Response and Identify and Access Management.  Mr. Schmidt is a retired military officer with over 27 years of leadership, and IT experience, primarily focused on Information Security. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, he was Vice President, Information Security at Fidelity Information Services (FIS) where he had matrixed responsibilities for the FIS enterprise-wide incident response, corporate investigations and threat intelligence programs.

    Brian Magruder, Ph.D, Senior Vice President, SunTrust Bank

    Brian graduated from Iowa State University with a doctorate degree in sociology and statistics. He’s applied his education in the financial industry and high-tech applications since 1993, with a specific focus on mortgage originations technology for the last twenty years. His career has spanned from technical project management, architecture, consulting, system redesign, and delivery management at several major financial institutions. Brian has been with SunTrust for over six years and is currently the Senior Vice President of mortgage originations technology, with responsibilities over retail, consumer direct, correspondent, and capital markets infrastructure and associated applications.

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