2020 Women's Bond Club Event

Cybersecurity – Threat, Risk and Talent

June 25, 2020


We are pleased to announce the Women's Bond Club virtual panel discussion sponsored by Credit Suisse on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 4PM - 5PM EDT.

The Women’s Bond Club invites you to join our Virtual Panel Discussion, where two cybersecurity leaders will provide insights into current cybersecurity threats and how to best mitigate them, as well as the challenges around future digital transformation and resilience. The panel will also address talent development in this field, from an individual and an enterprise level. 


Melissa Hathaway – a leading cybersecurity industry thought leader who served as a senior advisor to President George W. Bush and President Obama
Steve Hill – Credit Suisse Global Head of Technology, Cyber, and Third Party Non-Financial Risk Management; former Deputy Director in the UK National Security Secretariat
Moderated by Alicja Cade – Credit Suisse Chief Information Security Officer for the Americas, Global Markets, Investment Banking & Capital Markets, and Group CIO

Featured speaker

Melissa Hathaway

Melissa Hathaway is a leading expert in cyberspace policy and cybersecurity and consults governments, global organizations, and Fortune 500 companies on cybersecurity, enterprise risk management, and technology assessments. She is globally recognized as a thought leader in this field and has spent the last decade developing relationships with the highest levels of governments and international institutions - advising UN, NATO, the ITU, the OAS, and other key institutions and governments. She teaches at universities around the world and has distinguished affiliations with Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and Technology, the Center for Asymmetric Threats Studies - National DefenseCollege, Sweden, the Digital Science Institute - European School of Management andTechnology, Germany, and the CyberLaw Research Program at Hebrew University in Israel. She also leads research initiatives at the following internationally recognized think tanks: the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in the United States; the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada, and the Kosciuszko Institute in Poland.

Ms. Hathaway served in two Presidential administrations where she spearheaded the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barak Obama and led the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative for President George W. Bush. She built a broad coalition from within the Executive Branch for two Presidents, developing a cybersecurity strategy covering unprecedented scope and scale that will now facilitate revolutionary improvements for the United States to secure and defend its critical national infrastructures. She received the National Intelligence Reform Medal, September 2009 and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation, December 2011 for her leadership.

Ms. Hathaway has extensive commercial experience too. She is President of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC and has served on the board of directors for three public companies and three non-profit organizations. She provides strategic advice to a number of public and private companies and brings her clients a unique combination of policy and technical expertise, as well as board room experience that allows her to help clients better understand the intersection of government policy, developing technological and industry trends, and economic drivers that impact acquisition and business development strategy in this field. Ms. Hathaway has a unique understanding of the problems and solutions and publishes regularly on cybersecurity matters affecting companies and countries. Most of her articles can be found at the following websites: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/experts/2132/melissa_hathaway.html and https://www.cigionline.org/person/melissa-hathaway.

Ms. Hathaway has a B.A. degree from The American University in Washington, D.C. She has completed graduate studies in international economics and technology transfer policy, and is a graduate of the US Armed Forces Staff College, with a special certificate in Information Operations.


Featured speaker

Steve Hill

Steve Hill is Managing Director, Global Head of technology, cyber and third party non-financial risk at Credit Suisse. He was previously deputy director, with a responsibility for aspects of UK Government cyber security policy, at the National Security Secretariat of the Cabinet Office. He served for over thirty years in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in a variety of national security roles. Throughout his career, he focused on managing strategic risks and countering transnational threats, including terrorism and proliferation.

Steve is also a visiting senior research fellow at the War Studies Department of Kings College, London, and has participated in many international cybersecurity conferences. He studied law at Jesus College, Cambridge.


Alicja Cade

Alicja Cade is a Managing Director in the Chief Operating Officer function at Credit Suisse, based in New York. She is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Global Markets, Investment Banking & Capital Markets, Group CIO and Americas.

She leads a multi-regional team whose mission is to protect the bank and its clients from Cyber and Information Security threats by defining key control requirements, reviewing effectiveness of controls and overseeing management of residual risk to ensure adequate information security protection of Credit Suisse environment.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse Alicja worked at PwC in the USA and UK, as a Director in IT Risk and Cybersecurity practice assisting multinational Banking, Insurance and Media & Technology clients in effectively managing their risk profile. She is recognized for designing and implementing innovative risk management frameworks and programs whilst driving value and confidence through an effective balance of governance, risk and control. She holds 25 years of experience ranging from technical and strategic transformation initiatives to resolution of complex governance and risk remediation problems, ensuring alignment of business and technology angles.

Alicja received a Postgraduate Diploma in European Business Studies and Master of Arts in European Business from University of the West of England (Bristol, UK). She is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM, Information Systems and Control Association, USA) and obtained Qualification in Computer Internal Audit (QICA, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, UK).

Alicja chairs the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Committee at Institute of International Bankers (IIB), USA.

Credit Suisse sponsor

Marinela Tudoran

Marinela Tudoran is a Managing Director in Credit Suisse's Global Markets Technology division, based in New York. She is the Global Head of Equities Technology, encompassing Cash Equities, Prime Services, Equity Derivatives and Electronic Products. She oversees a team of technologists based in New York, London, Singapore and several other hubs. Under Marinela's leadership, Credit Suisse has built and sustained one of Wall Street's most competitive electronic trading platforms, including our leading Advanced Execution Services suite and CrossFinder, one of the world's largest Alternative Trading Systems.

Marinela has also led the way in supporting women's advancement and career progression. Within Credit Suisse, she has been a longstanding sponsor of the IT Women's Council championing diversity and inclusion. She also serves as co-president of the Women's Bond Club, established in 1921 as New York's first organization to focus on women in finance.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Marinela held R&D and product management positions at technology firms in Romania and Japan. Prior to her business roles, she was an Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Cluj, teaching Computer Science.


Contact Information

If you have any questions about the 2020 Women’s Bond Club event on June 25, please contact the Credit Suisse WBC Event Co-Chairs:

Edith Xiomara Cobos
Phone: +1 212 538 7893
Email: edith.cobos@credit-suisse.com

Priya Rangarajan
Phone: +1 212 325 8426