Independant Advisor & International Speaker, Cyber Risk & Information Security Specialist
Neira advises organisations of all sizes on payments, fintech, regtech, cybercrime, information security, regulations (e.g. PSD2, GDPR, AML) and digital innovation. More than 20 years in financial services and technology made her believe in change through innovation & partnerships. She always strives to demystify the hype surrounding current issues and also enjoys her work as an expert witness on all matters payment security. She likes engaging on social media and regularly addresses global audiences as a keynote speaker or chair person. She is a Non-Executive Director for Nasdaq-listed cyber security firm Cognosec and chairs the Advisory Board for mobile innovator Ensygnia. She is also a proud partner of the international Global Cyber Alliance, focusing on DMARC and DNS security, and an Ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association. You'll find her on the Thomsons Reuters UK’s top 30 social influencers in risk, compliance and regtech #TRRiskUK30 2017, The Planet Compliance Top 50 RegTech Influencers, the Jax Finance Top 20 Social Influencers in Fintech 2017, the City AM Powerful Women in the City List, the Richtopia Top 100 Most Influential People in Fintech and many others. Tripwire nominated her "Top Influencer in Security To Follow on Twitter" in January 2015, CEOWorld Magazine nominated her Top Chief Security Officer to Follow on Twitter in April 2014, she is the Merchant Payments Ecosystem Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013, the SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year 2012 and is an InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame alumni since 2011. She was voted to the Top 10 Most Influential People in Information Security by SC Magazine & ISC2 in 2010 and has served on the PCI SSC Board of Advisors for 4 years. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Neira has previously worked for Barclaycard, Santander, Abbey National, Oracle Corp. and Unisys. Her clients span industry sectors, including financial services, fintech, retail, legal, consulting, information security and technology.
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