Accomplishment(s): Over the past few years, we have built out a great Wealth Management Cybersecurity team at Morgan Stanley, whose focus is the protection of our financial advisors and our clients from cyber threats.
The team includes cybersecurity experts who worked with me and for me at the National Security Agency. We are also responsible for Financial Advisor and Client cybersecurity education.
How to get more women into WealthTech: There are so many great opportunities for women to be part of Wealth Tech innovation right now, especially in the cybersecurity and fraud prevention space.
With so many new identity and access management and authentication technologies really coming to fruition, the opportunity to build in stronger security while minimizing client friction is huge.
Our view is that we want our clients to be strongly authenticated with us at all times in ways that are seamless and transparent to them, but then we also want to meet them at their level of concern and give them optionality to adopt even stronger security.
Advice for those starting out: The advice that I would give to people starting out in their careers would be to not let fear get in the way of doing the things that scare them most. I received this advice in July 2008 from a woman that I deeply respected.