AFSA Annual Meeting Hot Topic: Cybersecurity

Sarah Bloom Raskin is one of the distinguished leaders of the financial services sector, having served as Deputy Treasury Secretary under President Obama from March of 2014 until January of 2017, as the highest-ranking woman in Treasury Department history.  She served as a Federal Reserve Board Governor from 2010 to 2014, where she helped steward the American economy through one of the most challenging economic periods of the past century.

She also served the Commissioner of Financial Regulation for the state of Maryland from 2007-2010. While there, she led an agency responsible for regulating Maryland’s financial institutions and protecting all Marylanders from bad actors in the financial services industry.

Before her time as commissioner, she held a variety of legal and regulatory positions with the Promontory Financial Group (Managing Director), the WorldWide Retail Exchange (General Counsel), and the Columbia Energy Services Corporation (General Counsel). Earlier in her career she served as Banking Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Now, Raskin is applying these decades of experience to the fast-evolving world of cybersecurity. Within the United States and throughout the international community, Raskin has been a champion of cybersecurity in the financial sector, helping to elevate this critical issue to C-suites and boardrooms. She leads the development of the G-7 Fundamental Elements of Cybersecurity pertaining to the Financial Sector, which contributed to a more secure and resilient system in the face of threats that are escalating in frequency, severity and sophistication.

Sarah Bloom Raskin’s session at the 2019 AFSA Annual Meeting is going to be a must-attend event. The session will be structured as an exclusive question and answer session with one of our nation’s preeminent minds on financial regulation and cybersecurity policy.

More information is available at annual.afsaonline.org.