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RiskMinds Americas
September 9-10, 2024
The Marriott Marquis Times SquareNew York City

Anne Higgins
Global Head of Cybersecurity Control Services at BNY


Anne Higgins is the Global Head of Cybersecurity Control Services at the BNY where she is responsible for first line risk management and control practices for the Cybersecurity organization.

Her remit includes management of the Firm’s annual certification against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) framework, compliance with regulatory obligations, and alignment with industry frameworks (including the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) and the Cyber Risk Institute’s Cyber Risk Profile for Financial Services). Additionally, Anne is responsible for all regulatory and audit examination and response, the cyber data and analytics function and risk driven input to the overall Cyber strategy.

Anne has 20+ years of experience in technology risk management, controls, regulatory and audit engagement within large Financial Services Institutions, including Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase and Aon. Prior to joining BNY, Anne was responsible for the Regulatory Affairs governance framework at Silicon Valley Bank, centrally managing regulatory communications, examinations, and routine continuous monitoring. Anne has held prior positions at Wells Fargo, where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategies for cross-functional regulatory activities, and J.P. Morgan, where she served as global lead for the Cybersecurity Regulatory and Audit function and spent time as the Chief of staff to the Global Chief Information Security Officer.

Anne is originally from Sydney, Australia and has lived in London, Scotland, and Chicago as well as spending considerable time in Asia. She currently lives in New York City and enjoys everything active—running, skiing, scuba diving, swimming and fitness classes—as well as spending as much time as she can with her two young nephews, family and her French bulldog, Koko!

Agenda Sessions

  • Re-thinking cyber security and resilience