Communication Middleware for Monitoring Financial Critical Infrastructure
Financial Advisory Board
As part of the engagement process with the financial community, the project has close ties with the Co-ordination action project PARSIFAL, whose purpose is bringing together the financial industry and research stakeholders in order to better establish trustworthy better protect Critical Financial Infrastructures. In addition, a Financial Advisory Board (FAB) has been established for the project. The CoMiFin FAB is chaired by Mr. Thomas Kohler of UBS Zurich and has members from across the European financial landscape. The board includes both national and international service providers and steers the project with their operative knowledge of the financial infrastructures. The CoMiFin Consortium is actively cooperating with the FAB and other financial bodies in the areas of: requirements analysis, regulatory policies, prototyping and assessment, and dissemination of the results.
4th FAB Meeting Update

The 4th and final FAB meeting was held as an information day on the 9th December 2010 in Brussels. There were a number of CoMiFin presentations including a demonstration of the dashboard. FAB members also provided assistance in developing an agenda for the EU-US workshops that will be held between the CoMiFin project and Sandia National Laboratories.

The agenda for the FAB meeting is available here.

Security Presentation

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Thomas Kohler
thomaskohlercropped.pngThomas Kohler, Group Information Security (GIS), UBS AG Th. Kohler has 23 years of experience in Banking, Finance, ICT audit and IT & Information Risk Control. Prior to his current  function, Th. Kohler has held various management positions in ICT audit, IT Risk Management, Credit Risk Management and Information Risk Control. ICT audit and Information Risk  Control are the two functions, Th. Kohler had the privilege to successfully start and built-up at UBS AG. Before joining UBS, Th. Kohler held various positions with hardware and  software vendors, the most recent one was Cincom Systems, a major database vendor where Th. Kohler was the account manager and technical support for large clients. Currently, Th. Kohler is an Executive Director at UBS Group Information Security where the global security fundamentals of UBS are co-ordinated with the Business Divisions. Furthermore, Group Information Security drives the implementation of the Information Security Policy statement consistently in all Business Divisions and seeks to find synergies to further improve the Information Security set-up within the Business Divisions of UBS. Th. Kohler graduated in "Information Systems Technology" and lives with his family in the greater Zurich area.
Finn Otto Hansen
finnottohansen.jpgFinn Otto Hansen SWIFT Head, Clearing and Settlement Strategies, DnB NOR Bank ASA, Norway. SWIFT Director since 2004. Joined DnB NOR in 1974. Held various positions in Credit, Payments and Cash Management. Currently heads the department for Clearing and Settlement Strategies. Has represented his institution and Norwegian banks on various national committees over the last two decades, including the SWIFT National Member Group. Representative of DnB NOR to EBA Clearing. Chairman of SWIFT' s Banking and Payments Committee.
Henning H. Arendt
henning.jpgHenning H. Arendt is president of @bc®, an independent Business Consultancy for financial service providers since 1997. With focus on biometric identification and security solutions he was a.o. project manager of the BioTrusT-Project 1999-2002 (BMWA, Sparkassenorganisation, TeleTrusT with a total of 30 partners) and is expert to the European Commission. He is speaker at international conferences (Athen, Barcelona, Berlin, Brüssel, Budapest, Den Haag, Frankfurt, Jena, Köln, München, New York, Paris, Qatar, San Francisco) Member of TeleTrusT Deutschland e.V. Co-Author of the "Biometric Guide Germany" issued by BITKOM, TeleTrusT and ZVEI Author of EEMA Security Best Practice Paper "PKI and Biometrics" From 1972 to 1997 IBM employee International management experience, 5 years based in the U.S.A.
Guido Pagani
paganicroppedsmall.jpgGuido Pagani, graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1972, received the award for best graduate from the AEI (Associazione Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica Italiana). In the first year of work, he designed system of continuity in MT and BT. Then he has been involved for Motorola's in designing of control and air navigation electronic systems. Since 1976 he became manager of electronic systems and pointing and tracking systems for military vessels. In 1979 he joined the Bank of Italy with the responsibility in management and evolution of information systems, both voice and data networks, and continuity of service of financial information systems both in Italy and EU in cooperation with the European Central Bank; in the meantime, he represented Italy in Basel Computer Experts group of the G10. Today represents Italy at the ABI in the Committee that coordinates the use of the SWIFT international financial network.
Ferenc Alföldi
Ferenc Alföldi (CIO, GE Capital Budapest Bank) He has 17 years experience in financial services industry IT, held several IT leadership positions in major international companies like ING, ABN AMRO. Since 2003 he has been working for General Electric company, led several strategic projects in London and Budapest. Currently he is the CIO of GE Capital Budapest Bank. He was awarded as Hungarian CIO of the Year in 2008.
Bernhard M. Hämmerli
bernhard.pngProf. Bernhard M. Hämmerli holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and has worked with IBM, Swissair and UBS before being elected as a professor at HTA, University of Applied Sciences in Lucerne Switzerland. He has taught micro processors, programming languages, software engineering, communications, networks, and information security. He has also worked as an expert in various commissions, including building up the Swiss Information Sharing Centre MELANI and the Swiss Information Operation Working Group. Bernhard Hämmerli is also president of FGSec, The Information Security Society Switzerland, a member of the Swiss Informaticians Society and a member of the IEEE Computer Society.
Ferenc Fazekas
Ferenc Fazekas (Groupama) He is the Chief Advisor of GROUPAMA SYSTEME D'INFORMATION. He was the IT Project Manager of GE Capital – Budapest Bank Rt., than he was the IT Manager of GE Hungary RT. Since 2006 he has been working for GROUPAMA Biztosító Zrt., where he led several IT consolidation and system implementation projects. He prepared the company for the merging with the acquired insurance company.
Matteo Lucchetti
matteo.jpgMatteo Lucchetti (Ph.D.) – Born in Rome (Italy) in 1976, graduated in Electronic Engineering, Summa cum Laude, in 2001 at University of Rome "La Sapienza" and achieved the Ph.D. in Systems Engineering in 2005 at the same University. He’s currently in ABI Lab, the R&D Centre on banking technologies of the Italian Banking Association, as a Senior Research Analyst. He's in charge of coordinating the activities of the Observatory on Information Security and Internet Frauds in the Banking Sector, the reference community for electronic crimes issues related to the Italian banking system. He’s the delegate for the Italian Banking Association at the European Banking Federation Working Group on IT Frauds, member of the CISEG (Cybercrime Information Sharing Expert Group) and of the ISSG (Information Security Support Group) of the European Payment Council and representative for the Italian Banking Association at the FI-ISAC (Financial Institution Information Sharing and Analysis Center) promoted by ENISA. In ABI Lab, he's project leader of other Observatories, dedicated to Secure Identity Management, IT Architectures and Information Quality. From 2001 to 2004 he has worked as a research contractor at ENEA (Energy, New Technologies and Environment National Agency) in the framework of European co-funded projects in the field of evolutionary control systems and soft computing. He’s co-author of more than 20 scientific papers in the field of computer science, biomedical systems and intelligent control.