Colombian Banking Industry Ready to Battle Cyber Security Challenges says Ian Khan Futurist & Keynote

Industry: Technology

Futurist Ian Khan delivered a compelling C-Level keynote on the Future of Cybersecurity at Colombia's largest Cybersecurity & Fraud Prevention event by Asobancaria,

Cartagena, Colombia (PRUnderground) October 25th, 2019

Technology Futurist Ian Khan delivered a powerful and highly relevant keynote session at the Ascobancaria Cybersecurity & Fraud Prevention Conference in Cartagena, Colombia.

Speaking to a senior decision maker audience from over 60 banks and a total of over 300 attendees from Colombia’s financial sector, Ian Khan highlighted the key challenges when it comes to protecting data, preventing hacks and planning for the future of the banking industry in Colombia.

“The Baking and Financial sector have to look at the root cause of data loss, hacking and the emerging world of information being stolen. It is no longer that information is being illegally taken by criminals, but its about data points and a wealth of knowledge about users, user behavior, and personal information being exposed that is a bigger threat” said Khan. The session also focused on creating a culture, education, accountability, partnerships and execution rather than focusing only on technology. As of 2019 the damage done by Hackers has reached a staggering $1.5 Trillion dollars worldwide. ian Khan is one of the leading Technology Futurists in the region.

Within Colombia, government regulators and the private sector are working hand in hand to create awareness about financial and non financial risk through various forums that are organized by industry associations, including this one by Ascobancaria. Other executives and industry leaders attending and speaking at the conference include Juliana Lagos, Director of Research at the Financial Superintendents of Colombia, Senior executives at leading banks in Colombia including Banco Davivienda, Bancolombia, BBVA, Citibank and other reputed organizations.

“In Colombia the financial sector is going through an interesting phase. Banks have emerged out of the initial technology enablement and are now becoming aware of cyber threats and its relationship to the consumer world and beyond”, added Khan.

Furthermore highligting the fact that today we are giving away more information than cybercriminals were stealing in the past, the emergence of social media has rapidly changed out relationship with out personal information. Khan urged attndees to create an environment of constant learning to be able to keep customers and their information protected.

About Ian Khan

Ian Khan is a CNN featured Technology Futurist, 3 times TEDx Speaker, Director of highly acclaimed documentary “Blockchain City”, Bestselling author of “7 Axioms of Value Creation”, and contributor to many publications including McGraw Hill and Forbes. He is also a founding member of the Government Experience (GX) initiative by the Prime Minister’s Office, UAE.

Ian is also the creator of the Future Readiness Score (FRS), a KPI he developed to help organizations counter disruption and become efficient, impactful and relevant in the future. Ian works with Private and Public sector organizations worldwide and is a leading thinker and industry advocate.

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About Ascobancaria

Ascobancaria, The Banking and Financial Entities Association of Colombia, Asobancaria, is the representative union of the Colombian financial sector, a non-profit organization, established on August 31, 1936, of indefinite duration and private

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