IMDDA Webinar: ODD and Cybersecurity in the Coronavirus Era

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

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Challenges, Considerations and Keys to Success

Hosted by the Investment Management Due Diligence Association (IMDAA)

What to Expect

The cybersecurity phenomenon has turned the traditional Risk Management Paradigm on its head. The investment management industry, like many other industries, has been forced to adapt to a whirlwind of new state and federal laws, disparate regulations, evolving technologies, prevailing security frameworks and incongruent and ever-changing best practices. Against this backdrop, ODD professionals are charged not only with identifying and understanding these standards but also evaluating them. 

Towards that end, the IMDAA has assembled a team of technological, security and regulatory experts to discuss the prevailing standards on what constitutes a model Cybersecurity Program for asset managers and how to achieve and appropriately scale these standards.   


  • 1:00 - 1:45 PM EDT: Panel Discussion
  • 1:45 - 2:00 PM EDT: Q & A

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  • John Araneo, General Counsel & Managing Director of Align

    John Araneo is Managing Director, Cybersecurity and General Counsel of Align. Before joining Align, John was a partner at a well-known investment management law firm. Having published numerous articles on data privacy, data asset protection and other cybersecurity-related legal issues since 1996, John is an established author, a sought-after speaker, cybersecurity expert and well-known thought leader on the legal, regulatory, governance and employment law issues related to cybersecurity.

  • Alex Bazay, Chief Information Security Officer of Align
    Alex Bazay brings 20+ years of experience in the information technology industry to his position as CISO of Align. Prior to Align, Alex was CTO/CISO at Gruss Capital Management, a boutique global financial company, where he was responsible for all day-to-day operations and strategic planning relating to information technology, business continuity and cybersecurity. Alex sits on numerous advisory boards and holds several industry certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

  • Vinod Paul, Chief Operating Officer of Align
    Vinod Paul brings over 20 years of in-depth financial services and technology experience to his role as Align’s Chief Operating Officer. Vinod’s responsibilities include the strategic development of Align’s Managed Services offerings, including oversight of Align Cybersecurity™, the company's comprehensive cybersecurity risk management solution. In his current role, Vinod is also responsible for managing senior client relationships with alternative asset managers, providing ongoing guidance concerning industry best-practices and forward-looking trends in managed services.

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