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Introduction to Information Security for Startups

March 13, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

| TIGER Talk

8000 Walton Parkway Suite 200
New Albany, OH 43054 United States

This event is POSTPONED. We intend to announce a future date soon.

The current business environment demands that organizations protect themselves from external and internal information security threats. Data breaches such as the Equifax and Capital One security incidents show how third-party technological providers can expose companies to information security risks that could lead to financial and reputational losses. For startups that provide technological solutions, it is essential that they take into consideration information security when creating and implementing technological tools that could support other companies and institutions.

In this TIGER Talk, Catherine Tibaaga will explain the importance of tech startups implementing information security controls in their business environments and business models.

The presentation will cover the following topics:
• What is information security?
• What is the relationship between information security and cybersecurity?
• Why is information security important for Startups?
• How can startups implement information security controls effectively, despite limited time and resources?

Catherine Tibaaga is a Risk Management professional who has over seven years of experience working for start-ups and global firms such as Commerzbank AG, Freddie Mac, JPMorgan Chase & Co., E*TRADE Financial, and Jones Lang LaSalle. She has worked in a variety of roles in IT risk management, third-party risk management, procurement and accounting.

To provide value to organizations, Catherine conducts and leads risk assessment activities for corporations that seek to outsource their activities to third-party suppliers. Catherine also helps companies build their vendor, operational, and enterprise risk management programs.

Catherine’s core expertise includes:

-Ensuring that vendor risk management programs align and comply with regulations (i.e. OCC 2013-29, GLBA and Privacy laws) and industry standards (i.e. ISO 27000 family of standards, PCI and NIST standards).

-Using Risk Tools (i.e. Hiperos, MetricStream, Archer, Agiliance) to conduct risk assessments.

-Understanding regulations (i.e. OCC, GLBA and Privacy Laws, FRB, FDIC) and industry standards (i.e. ISO 31000, ISO 27001, ISO 27002, PCI Compliance, NIST Standards 800-14, 800-37, 800-52, COSO Framework).

In addition to working in financial services, Catherine mentors start-ups through “1776,” the global incubator and seed fund. Her diverse background in banking and finance enables her to provide a unique and practical perspective to startups that wish to attract global firms as corporate clients.

A resident of Washington, DC, Catherine is currently attending Fordham University to study Mathematics and Economics.

Event is free and includes a light lunch.

Event timeline:
11:30am – Networking & lunch
12:00pm – Program begins
1:00pm – Networking resumes

Thank you to our sponsor Mmelo Boutique Confections.




March 13, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Innovate New Albany
8000 Walton Parkway Suite 200
New Albany, OH 43054 United States
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