Global Leaders Leading Cyber Intelligence Sharing Efforts


FS-ISAC announced today the winners of its second annual Global Leaders awards. The Global Leaders award honors outstanding members safeguarding the global financial system and contributing to FS-ISAC’s pillars of Intelligence, Security, and Resilience across the four regions of North America, Latin America, EMEA, and APAC.

This year, cybersecurity professionals from Banco do Brasil, Jack Henry, Mastercard, and National Australia Bank (NAB) were recognized for their commitment to advancing cybersecurity and resilience in the global financial system through cross-border collaboration, cyber intelligence sharing, and defense against emerging cyber threats.

“The Global Leaders awards are an excellent opportunity for us to showcase members of FS-ISAC’s trusted community of cyber professionals who are uniting to strengthen the financial services sector,” said Steven Silberstein, CEO, FS-ISAC. “The cyber threat landscape is complex and ever-evolving, and it is only through the diligence of professionals such as our winners who drive open communication and information sharing across regions that we ensure our industry continues to mature its cybersecurity and resilience capabilities.”

“The financial sector only becomes stronger the more institutions across industries and regions cooperate, and this is just as true for the financial institutions in Latin America as it is for the US and the EU,” adds Jaqueline Duarte, Cybersecurity Analyst at Banco do Brasil, Global Leaders winner for Latin America. “Brazilian institutions have been a key player working with the FS-ISAC community, showing the strength of our market and our eagerness to support our counterparts across the globe.”

“Preparation through training and exercises are essential to defending against impending cyber incidents and some of the most effective ways to strengthen internal defenses,” said Mark Cooke, Cyber Security Manager at Jack Henry, Global Leaders winner for North America. “Exercises develop muscle memory and concrete response procedures, and it is vital that all types of financial firms participate to boost the resilience of the sector. We are honored to be recognized for our contributions to resilience by FS-ISAC.”

Submissions were considered by FS-ISAC subject matter experts for industry impact and member contributions and narrowed down to two to three finalists per region. The FS-ISAC Board of Directors, composed of CISOs at leading financial firms around the world, approved winners from each region.

“Mastercard is a proud supporter of the FS-ISAC community in EMEA, as we firmly believe that greater resiliency comes from the active sharing of best practices and actionable cyber threat intelligence,” said Derek Pillar, Cyber & Physical Security Manager at Mastercard, Global Leaders winner for EMEA. “We are happy to be a part of this community and honored to be recognized for our dedication to the sector.”

“NAB has invested a lot in the readiness and resilience of not just our organisation, but the financial sector as a whole,” said Jorell Magtibay, Manager, Threat and Vulnerability Intelligence at NAB, Global Leaders winner for APAC. “Cyber threats and malicious actors are constantly evolving, and sharing intelligence and best practices across the industry is crucial to developing solutions to keep our organisation and customers safe. I am delighted to receive this recognition, as it is the perfect indicator of the value of that collaboration.”