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An authority on cyberterrorism, a former US National Security Agency counterterrorism chief, is one of the special guests at the Bermuda Captive Conference in September.

Rachel Wilson, managing director, head of wealth management data security and infrastructure risk at Morgan Stanley, will share her experience as a world-leading adviser on data security, cyber and infrastructure risk.

The keynote speaker is sponsored by Gold Sponsor Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley.

In her current role at Morgan Stanley, Ms Wilson is responsible for the protection and governance of all sensitive data across wealth management networks, applications, hardware and users in both physical and digital form.

Her team works to secure data from all manner of loss, theft or compromise. They also manage all forms of infrastructure risk, including technology risk, business continuity, disaster recovery and resiliency and vendor and third-party risk, ensuring that all wealth management data meets regulatory and statutory privacy requirements.

She advises wealth management leadership on data security and cyber-risks, threats and mitigations and oversees employee and client education and engagement on privacy, data security and cybersecurity topics.

Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Ms Wilson spent 15 years at the NSA, where she held several key senior executive-level leadership positions.

Between 2008 and 2010, she ran their counterterrorism operations and led a global enterprise in detecting and disrupting terrorist plotting against the US and its allies.

Between 2010 and 2012, she served as NSA’s chief of operations in the UK, working out of the US Embassy in London. In this role, she worked with UK intelligence services to counter terrorist and cyber threats to the 2012 Olympics.

Returning to the US in 2012, Ms Wilson spent nearly five years leading NSA’s cyber exploitation operations as the deputy and then chief of the remote operations centre within the NSA’s tailored access operations.

In this capacity, she led the planning and execution of thousands of cyber exploitation operations against a wide array of foreign intelligence, military and cyber targets, and served as the committing official for many of NSA’s highest risk and most important intelligence gathering activities.

Leslie Robinson, Bermuda Captive Conference chair and senior vice-president – head of underwriting and claims, Willis Towers Watson Management, said: “Rachel is a highly sought-after speaker in the fields of finance and technology and with her extensive background in both the private and public sectors, her talk promises to be both thought provoking and inspiring; something that captive owners, risk managers, brokers and other service providers will not want to miss.”

Now in its 18th year, the three-day Bermuda Captive Conference returns as a hybrid event, presenting a full roster of panel sessions, bringing together industry professionals for thought leadership, education and connectivity.

The conference will feature educational sessions, keynote speakers, a trade floor showcasing support services and organisations, attracting captive insurance managers, brokers and service-providers, corporate risk managers, and captive owners for opportunities to reconnect and network.

Rachel Wilson: the managing director, head of wealth management data security and infrastructure risk at Morgan Stanley will be the keynote speaker at the 18th Bermuda Captive Conference (Photograph supplied)
Leslie Robinson, chairwoman of the Bermuda Captive Conference (Photograph supplied)

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Published August 09, 2022 at 7:53 am (Updated August 09, 2022 at 7:53 am)

Counterterrorism expert will speak at Bermuda conference

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