Championing Cybersecurity with Rachel Wilson

Episode 92: Championing Cybersecurity with Rachel Wilson

While cybersecurity is not a new concept, a spotlight has been placed on its importance given the ever-increasing sophistication of cybercriminals, COVID-19, and the new work-from-home evolution.

Our incredibly special guest is none other than the Head of Cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Rachel Wilson.

After her childhood love of all things cryptography, code making and code breaking, her dream of working for the National Security Agency (NSA) was realized, where she spent 15 years in various leadership roles and managed the NSA’s counterterrorism operation and led global enterprise in detecting and disrupting terrorist plotting against the U.S. and its allies. Thereafter she entered the world of financial services and was later tapped by Morgan Stanley.

Rachel is extremely passionate about cybersecurity and this timely discussion helps us all understand where we are with cybersecurity and how we can protect ourselves. You don’t want to miss this. 

04:68: How the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a deepening cybercrime pandemic.

09:03: The reality that even before the current COVID-19 pandemic, the wealth management space has been a target for years with now over 70% of cybercrime being financially motivated.  Morgan Stanley’s desire to give people more ability to manage their own money safely online was the catalyst for forming a cybersecurity team.

14:26: Rachel shares her passion for more women to enter the world of cybersecurity which stands at only 12% compared to roughly 25% of women in technology.

18:29: She shares tips on what you can do to protect your operating systems, browsers, apps, phones, and conduct what she calls, good cybersecurity hygiene.


Rachel Wilson:

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