Hatstand Exhibits at MEFTECH, 22-23 March 2016

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Following news that global capital market specialist Hatstand will be joining the financial technology community at this year’s MEFTECH - the largest event in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and supported by the Abu Dhabi Government, Hatstand’s CEO Brad O’Brien, will be hosting interviews throughout the two day event, and his team of experts will be sharing insights on new approaches to managing risk and regulations.

Along with other industry experts, Hatstand will be encouraging banks to keep on top of the latest finance innovations. No stranger to new initiatives, Hatstand recently launched its Cybersecurity Risk Assessment in the Middle East that helps businesses take a proactive approach in addressing their cyber risk management to incorporate industry and government best practice. Hatstand has a proven methodology of risk assessments in practice across multiple business processes.  The Hatstand cybersecurity risk assessment provides a snapshot of a firms’ risk profile as well as maturity level.  From this starting point firms can then identify where they need to spend time and effort in order to increase their controls and plan for the unexpected. 

In light of the increasing volume of cybersecurity threats and breaches, both the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) made cybersecurity preparedness a top priority again for their 2016 member firm examinations and this continues into 2016. This mandate has been reinforced by research conducted at the recent FICO's Asia Pacific CRO Forum, which revealed that 64% of the region’s 34 senior bank executives claim that they feel unprepared for cyber-attacks. 

Following an in depth review, Hatstand will provide a detailed report of its security findings, highlighting key controls and gaps, aligned with a business’ internal key performance indicators. This, along with its detailed analysis and working papers, can then be used to assist communication with regulators, and complement current cybersecurity practices.

Brad O’Brien, CEO at Hatstand comments: “Cybersecurity really should be treated as an iterative and organic process and it must be acknowledged that every business, irrespective of size, is susceptible to cyber-attacks. There is not a one size fits all solution to cybersecurity and a tailored approach will enable each firm to fit the framework to both their risk appetite and budget on a strategic and tactical basis.”

How to apply for a free delegate pass

If you're an executive employed by a bank or financial institution in the MENA region, fill out this online form to apply for a conference pass.  MEFTECH organisers kindly ask vendors to attend as exhibitors and not apply for free delegate passes via this link.

Want to know more?

For interviews with Brad O’Brien or to make appointments to speak with Hatstand’s team of experts at Stand F7, please contact Louise Howard:
louise@neopr.co.uk +44 (0)1296 733 867

To download our Cybersecurity product sheet or find out more about our services in the Middle East, visit our dedicated page.