Aston University cyber expert to appear at FinTech event in Birmingham

Aston University cyber expert to appear at FinTech event in Birmingham Aston University cyber expert to appear at FinTech event in Birmingham

May 28, 20222 min read
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  • 'FinTech Secured – Next Generation' will showcase the work of leading stakeholders in the research and development of financial technology (FinTech) and security
  • Professor Vladlena Benson will offer insight on illicit money flows and trends in Financial Security
  • Registrations are now open for the event on 7 June 2022 at The Compound, Birmingham.


The director of the Cyber Security Innovation (CSI) Centre at Aston University is set to appear at a networking event around financial technology (FinTech).


Following the success of their first flagship event of 2022 ‘Secure by Design, Advanced Manufacturing’, Midlands Cyber will launch 'FinTech Secured – Next Generation' on the 7 June 2022.


The event will be the first face to face event after the pandemic in Birmingham, bringing together thought leaders and service applications specialists for an evening of industry networking.


Professor Vladlena Benson, who also serves on the EU’s Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) task force defining the Cybersecurity Skills Framework at the European level, will be joined by contacts from within the cryptocurrency sector and offer insight on illicit money flows and trends in financial security.


The event will also showcase the work of leading stakeholders in the research and development of FinTech and financial security. FinTech’s academic innovators, CEOs and company founders, entrepreneurs, contractors, investors and policymakers are encouraged to register now to discuss, participate, network and put their questions to our panel of industry experts.


Professor Vladlena Benson, an industry-recognised expert in cybersecurity risk management and director of CSI Centre at Aston Business School, said:


“Financial services are core to the UK economy and continue to be a common target for cyber criminals. Challenges to the insurance sector and cyber crime prosecution when crypto assets are involved are emerging and at the CSI we are working to provide forensic and data integrity solutions which help secure the FinTech sector.”


User of contactless Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) may be interested in the insights of Tom Chothia, reader in cyber security at the University of Birmingham, on how the vulnerabilities of Apple Pay and Visa could enable hackers to ’Take £1000 from a locked iPhone’.


Registrations are now open to join the cluster at 18:00 hrs on the 7 June 2022 at The Compound, Birmingham.


Connect with:
  • Vladlena Benson
    Vladlena Benson Professor of Cybersecurity Management

    Vladlena is an industry-recognised expert in cybersecurity management and governance.

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