ISSA-NOVA January 2014 – DDoS Attacks Against the Financial Sector

Featuring Denise Anderson, Vice President FS-ISAC, speaking on Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against the Financial Sector

The financial services sector was hit by well publicized Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS) from September 2012 until as recently as August of 2013.Denise Anderson, Vice President FS-ISAC, Government and Cross-Sector Programs at the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) will provide the inside details about the attacks, cover lessons learned and discuss the unprecedented information sharing that occurred within the sector to keep the impacts minimal.
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time: Doors Open at 5:30 PM;  Meeting Starts at 6:15 PM
Location: Avaya Government Systems, 12730 Fair Lakes Circle,Fairfax, VA 22033
Denise Anderson has over 25 years of management level experience in the private sector in Finance, Operations, Sales and Marketing, Public Relations/Publications, Administration and Information Technology. Denise is Vice President FS-ISAC, Government and Cross Sector Programs at the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), a non-profit association comprised of financial institution members that is dedicated to protecting the financial services sector from physical and cyber attacks and incidents through dissemination of trusted and timely information.

Denise currently serves as Chair of the National Council of ISACs and participates in a number of industry groups such the Cross-Sector Cyber Security Working Group (CSCSWG). She was instrumental in implementing a CI/KR industry initiative to establish a private sector liaison seat at the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC) to enhance information sharing between the private sector CI/KR community and the federal government and serves as one of the liaisons.

She is a financial sector representative to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) — a 24-hour, DHS-led coordinated watch and warning center that improves national efforts to address threats and incidents affecting the nation’s critical information technology and cyber infrastructure. She is also a member of the Cyber Unified Coordination Group, (UCG) under the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP)  – a public/private advisory group that comes together to provide guidance during a significant cyber event – where she also represents the financial services sector.