SilverLining Episode 49: Security for Fintech Companies

Episode 49 April 06, 2022 00:37:28
SilverLining Episode 49: Security for Fintech Companies
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SilverLining Episode 49: Security for Fintech Companies

Hosted By

Moshe Ferber Ariel Munafo

Show Notes

Guest: Alex Gestin

Guest title:  CISO, Riseup

Language: English



The growing number of fintech companies represent a shift in the market from traditional banking &  financing to new models and tools that are empowered by technology. But fintech companies face security challenges - they need to provide customers and financial partners with assurance & security at a level of giant institutes - while being young and small companies.

In this episode we spoke with Alex Gestin, CISO for Riseup - about the challenges of Fintech companies and how Riseup builds environments that provide assurance and trust with regulators, consumers and other banks.

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