Chris Hetner and Derek Vadala

Chris Hetner has over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, risk management, and regulatory compliance. Hetner is an executive vice president of Cyber Assessments, a joint venture between Moody’s Corp., a global credit rating agency, and Team8, a cybersecurity-focused company creation platform. He also serves as special advisor of cyber risk for NACD and national board member for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. He served as the senior advisor to the US Securities and Exchange Commission chair on cybersecurity. Hetner was also a senior member of the US Treasury Financial Banking Information Infrastructure Committee where he provided leadership across a range of cybersecurity programs impacting the financial services sector. Derek Vadala is the CEO of Cyber Assessments, a joint venture between Moody’s Corp., a global credit rating agency, and Team8, a cybersecurity-focused company creation platform. Vadala leads a team that is focused on creating a standard benchmark for communicating cyber risk to boards and senior business executives in order to improve the global dialogue about this important issue. Prior to leading this venture, Vadala was the global head of cyber risk for Moody’s Investors Service, responsible for developing capabilities for evaluating cyber risk and incorporating those capabilities into credit analysis.

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