120 Minutes on Cyber Risk - A National Conversation - Chicago

June 4, 2019

Attend a special RiskLens lunch event - learn about The Business of Cyber Risk: Quantifying and Managing Risk in Financial Terms.

Join Nick Sanna, President of the FAIR Institute and CEO of RiskLens, along with cybersecurity thought leaders as they present on how quantified cyber risk management programs are completely reshaping enterprise and government security operations. Whether your concerns are risk mitigation, systems modernization or risk disclosure, you’ll learn how cyber risk quantification can bring the benefits of financial analysis to your risk program.

The Business of Cyber Risk: Quantifying and Managing Risk in Financial Terms

At this networking lunch, our speakers will share insight on how to:

  • Meet executive demands for a financial view into potential losses from cyber events
  • Shape strategic investments in cybersecurity around the issues that matter most to the organization
  • Drive better tactical resource prioritization by responding to issues that represent the biggest threat (in financial terms) to the organization
  • Address growing regulatory demands for a financial view into cyber risk

Topic: The Business of Cyber Risk: Quantifying and Managing Risk in Financial Terms

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: The Theodore Ascher Room & Bar at The Gage, 24 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603


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Nicola (Nick) Sanna, Chief Executive Officer

Nick is the CEO of RiskLens and is responsible for the definition and the execution of the company strategy. In 2015, Nick championed the creation of a nonprofit expert organization focused on helping organizations manage information and operational risk from the business perspective. As such, Nick serves as the President of the FAIR Institute to help Risk Officers and CISOs get a seat at the business table by leveraging the FAIR standard.

A serial entrepreneur, Nick’s passion is to help the industry close the gap that separates IT from the business and sees RiskLens as one of the companies that can help fulfill that vision.

Prior to RiskLens, Nick contributed to closing that gap as CEO of Netuitive, a leading IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) software company and as CEO of e-Security, the pioneering Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM) company that was ultimately sold to Novell. Earlier, Nick contributed to the growth of ASG from $9m to $150m as VP EMEA and as COO, and acted as the VP Sales and Marketing for Amplitude Int’l, the n.1 French antivirus co. at that time whose product got acquired by Symantec. Nick is a regular lecturer at universities across the US on the subject of social entrepreneurship and is an advisory board member of the business school at CUA. Nick is fluent in 5 languages and received a masters degree in Economics and Trade from the University of Rome La Sapienza.


Bill Barouski SVP and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Northern Trust Corporation

Bill assists the Chief Information Security Officer in the security of Company and Client information and for Northern Trust’s global business. Bill is based in Chicago. Bill has 35 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Bill served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for the Federal Reserve System. In that role, Bill oversaw information security, including incident response, for the United State Central Bank, ensuring information security architecture, standards, policies and programs remained effective and efficient. Bill held previous roles in a number of management positions, including product manager for certain Federal Reserve financial services. As product manager, he managed the Federal Reserve’s nationwide electronic payments and information delivery network, national sales and marketing strategies.

Bill is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a member of both the Investments Analysts Society of Chicago and the Information Systems Security Association of Chicago. He regularly contributes to industry publications, and participates in professional conferences associated with technology, information security, risk management, payments, and financial services. Bill received a B.A. in finance from the University of Illinois, and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and a M.S. in information technology from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.