Events

Past event

FinSec

Wednesday 24 January 2018 9-10.30am Winton Group Ltd - Grove House, 27 Hammersmith Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 0NE Breakfast briefing

an IBP Fin Tech stream event

Organised in collaboration with the Institute for Security Science and Technology (ISST) and Winton Group Ltd., this Executive Insights breakfast briefing will bring together academics, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the challenges in Security of Financial Systems (‘FinSec’).

This panel discussion, led by Dr PJ Beaghton and Professor David Hand, will focus on the methods used and the progress made in the detection of anomalous financial transactions.

Held under Chatham House Rule, the event will introduce this evolving and sensitive topic, with opportunity for engagement and discussion from audience members.

Panel

  • Dr PJ Beaghton – Associate Director at the Institute for Security Science and Technology and Professor of Practice in the Department of Computing, Imperial College London
  • Professor David Hand – Senior Research Investigator and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London, and Chief Scientific Advisor to Winton Group Ltd.
  • Dr Yiannis Pavlosoglou– Chief Information Security Office at global financial services firm UBS and Co-chair of the (ISC)² EMEA Advisory Council
  • Dr Tom Griffin – Ripjar’s CEO. Dr Griffin has been working with his co-founders to re-design the way that financial threat detection can be implemented in the modern information age

In collaboration with the Institute for Security Science and Technology (ISST)

The ISST is Imperial College London’s hub for security research and engagement. We coordinate interdisciplinary research in security across Imperial College London,  and act as a security science, technology and innovation interface for academia, government and industry.

The Security of Financial Systems (FinSec) is one of our application areas, where we apply world-leading scientific capabilities to help solve global security challenges.

More information and registration available here.

 

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Dr PJ BeaghtonAcademic
Professor of Practice, Associate Director of the ISST
Engineering
BIOGRAPHY

Dr PJ Beaghton is a Professor of Practice in Computing and Associate Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology. His FinSec research at the ISST focuses (a) on security threats to the financial markets such as the contagion across exchanges, products and regions of intended or accidental disruptive shocks in the electronic securities and derivative markets, and (b) on algorithmic forensic analysis of complex transactions in securities and derivatives in order to identify suspicious patterns linked to money laundering and other criminal activities.

He is also involved in research with Professor Austin Burt (Life Sciences) and the Target Malaria consortium on reaction-diffusion and stochastic models of vector population dynamics. The primary focus is on modelling the usage of selfish genetic elements to genetically manipulate natural populations of mosquitoes that transmit malaria.

Professor David HandAcademic
Senior Research Investigator and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics, Imperial College London
BIOGRAPHY

Professor David Hand is Senior Research Investigator and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, London, where he formerly held the Chair in Statistics. He is also Chief Scientific Advisor to Winton Group Ltd.

He is non-executive director of the UK Statistics Authority and is Chair of the Board of the UK Administrative Data Research Network. He has published 300 scientific papers and 28 books, including Principles of Data Mining, Information Generation, Measurement Theory and Practice, The Improbability Principle and The Wellbeing of Nations.

Dr Yiannis PavlosoglouIndustry
Chief Information Security Office
UBS
BIOGRAPHY

Dr Yiannis Pavlosoglou works in the Chief Information Security Office at global financial services firm UBS. He is currently Co-chair of the (ISC)² EMEA Advisory Council. Upon completing his PhD in Secure Communications, Yiannis worked for more than 5 years as a penetration tester in London. He then headed up a number of local and off-shore risk assessment teams with a technology focus. His last position was that of strategic change manager for Operational Resilience, helping establish the CISO function and respective teams within it.

Dr Tom GriffinIndustry
CEO
Ripjar
BIOGRAPHY

Dr Tom Griffin is Ripjar’s CEO; and has been working with his co-founders to re-design the way that financial threat detection can be implemented in the modern information age. Tom has a PhD in Applied Mathematics, and prior to Ripjar, held various research and leadership positions at GCHQ where his team were engineering solutions to protect the UK from threats including terrorism, cyber attacks and serious organised crime.