Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm (discussion begins promptly at 6:00pm)
Location: LPL Financial Tower
4707 Executive Drive, San Diego, CA 92121
Parking: Hosted Parking LPL
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Kimberly Sims, an emerging leader in the financial cybersecurity community, will share her personal journey navigating and thriving in this fast paced and challenging arena. With cybersecurity a topic of upmost importance to not only the Financial Services sector but to all industries, Kimberly will discuss current trends, the latest threats, and what we can do to protect not only our organizations but ourselves.
- My Journey in the field of CyberSecurity in Finance
- Cyber Threats to the Financial Services Sector
- The role we play in protecting ourselves and our organizations
Kimberly Sims is the Director, IT Security and Networking/Independent Security Officer for the Federal Home Loan Bank – Office of Finance. (FHLB-OF)She has been with this organization since 2007. Ms. Sims has more than fourteen years of Information Technology (IT) experience including security, networking, systems engineering, telecom and management.
In her current position at the FHLB-OF, Ms. Sims oversees the security, network, and telecom department. She is responsible for all preventative, detective and administrative security controls, in addition to the perimeter and internal network environment. Ms. Sims built the organizations’ security awareness program, and authored a three year IT Security Strategy as well as an organization wide Cyber Risk Management Policy, program and framework. Ms. Sims reports directly to the CIO and is a key advisor to the CEO and the CRO, providing regular updates on the OF’s security posture and the security threat landscape. She is an active member of the FHLB’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. A 2003 graduate of Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Systems, Ms. Sims is also a Certified Information System Security Practitioner (CISSP), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and a Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA). Ms. Sims is an advisory board member and IT lead for the Charter for Veterans, a non-profit organization assisting recovering combat wounded veterans. She is a member of the Infraguard Washington Chapter, Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Executive Women’s Forum. Ms. Sims resides in the Washington DC metropolitan.
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