Video: Cognosec’s Niera Jones - Cyber security risk presents trading opportunities

Posted by Katie Sadler on 11-Jul-2017

Neira Jones speaks with IG

With the EU directive on cyber security due for implementation next year, companies are under increasing pressure to ensure their systems are secure. Speaking to IG, Cognosec’s Neira Jones explains why data breaches present trading opportunities.

Half-year interview with Cognosec

Neira Jones was recently interviewed as a part of Cognosec’s Half-Year Review. Here, Neira analyses news stories of the year to date and provides her industry predictions for the next six months.

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Neira Jones

More than 20 years in financial services and technology made Neira believe in change through innovation & partnerships. She is regularly invited to advise organisations of all sizes on payments, fintech, regtech, cybercrime, information security, regulations (e.g. PSD2, GDPR, AML) and digital innovation. She always strive to demystify the hype surrounding current issues and also enjoys her work as an expert witness. She likes engaging on social media and regularly addresses global audiences as a keynote speaker or chair person.

She is a Non-Executive Director for Nasdaq listed cyber security firm Cognosec and Chairman for payments innovator Comcarde. She also chairs the Advisory Board for mobile innovator Ensygnia and is a partner for the international Global Cyber Alliance. She is an Advisor and Ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association and is on the Thomsons Reuters UK’s top 30 social influencers in risk, compliance and regtech #TRRiskUK30 2017, on the Jax Finance Top 20 Social Influencers In Fintech 2017, the Richtopia Top 100 Blockchain Insiders List and the Innotribe Femtech Leaders List. Tripwire nominated her “Top Influencer in Security To Follow on Twitter” in January 2015, CEOWorld Magazine nominated her Top Chief Security Officer to Follow on Twitter in April 2014, she is the Merchant Payments Ecosystem Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013, the SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year 2012 and is an InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame alumni since 2011, as well as being voted to the Top 10 Most Influential People in Information Security by SC Magazine & ISC2 in 2010. She has previously served on the PCI SSC Board of Advisors for four years, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and worked for Barclaycard, Santander, Abbey National, Oracle Corp. and Unisys.

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