Speaker

George Proorocu

George Proorocu

IT OPS Chapter Lead - Cybersecurity & Fraud @ING Bank

Brussels, Belgium

An IT industry veteran with 15 years of experience, starting from hands-on technical roles to leading engineering teams in security-critical sectors. Passionate about coaching, development, teaching, and supporting others.

George started his journey as a professional chess player at the age of 6, and in 2004, he won the “Romanian Chess Champion” title with his club team. At the age of 16, George followed his entrepreneurial spirit and started his own ISP Company in Bucharest. CN was sold when he finished high school at the age of 18, having a maximum peak of 600 clients.

George continued his career in the IT field, working on positions ranging from engineer to manager, and at the age of 27 he joined the Executive MBA class of IMT Paris as the youngest student ever to be enrolled in this program.

In 2016 he was included in the "100 Faces of Innovation" volume published by Financial Times, and so far his courses on Cybersecurity, AI and NFTs attracted over 160K students.

At this point, George is working for ING Bank, while also participating in events related to DevOps, Cybersecurity and Blockchain/NFTs.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Finance & Banking
  • Business & Management

Topics

  • cyber security
  • cybercrime
  • Cyberthreats
  • Security & Compliance
  • Digital Banking
  • DevOpsCulture
  • DevOps
  • Cross Border Banking
  • DevOps Transformation
  • blockchain
  • NFTS
  • nft collection
  • NFT Collectors
  • NFT creator
  • NFT Communities
  • NFT Creators

Enhancing Banking IT with Generative AI

In this session, we’ll explore the transformative potential of Generative AI in the banking IT sector.

Representing a leading bank, we will share our first-hand experience of how Generative AI can change the way we are doing banking in the future.

Discover how advanced AI can not only improve application security and reliability but also significantly reduce operational toil for that the developers can free up time for more innovation and delivering faster functionalities to the end customers.

Deep Fakes: The Lies We Can’t See

Join us in this gripping session as we peel back the layers of the banking sector's current state during these dark times. The industry faces relentless direct attacks and ingenious social engineering scams that have evolved with the digital era. As technology progresses, with the rise of DeepFake and powerful AI/ML tools like ChatGPT, scammers exploit these innovations, making cybersecurity an ever more critical pursuit.

Representing a leading bank, we will share our first-hand experience of navigating these challenges and fortifying the protection of our customers' invaluable data and assets. Delve into the organizational hurdles we confronted from a cybersecurity perspective and gain insights into the measures we have implemented to safeguard privacy and ensure financial safety.

During our session, we will showcase a live demo, unveiling the impact of DeepFake on fraud. Discover the risks it poses to the banking sector and beyond, explore future implications, and learn about our proactive steps to mitigate these risks. Gain invaluable insights, practical advice, and stay ahead in the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. Don't miss this opportunity to safeguard your data and assets.

Banking Cybersecurity: Battling DeepFakes & AI-powered Scammers

Join us in this gripping session as we peel back the layers of the banking sector's current state during these dark times. The industry faces relentless direct attacks and ingenious social engineering scams that have evolved with the digital era. As technology progresses, with the rise of DeepFake and powerful AI/ML tools like ChatGPT, scammers exploit these innovations, making cybersecurity an ever more critical pursuit.

Representing a leading bank, we will share our first-hand experience of navigating these challenges and fortifying the protection of our customers' invaluable data and assets. Delve into the organizational hurdles we confronted from a cybersecurity perspective and gain insights into the measures we have implemented to safeguard privacy and ensure financial safety.

During our session, we will showcase a live demo, unveiling the impact of DeepFake on fraud. Discover the risks it poses to the banking sector and beyond, explore future implications, and learn about our proactive steps to mitigate these risks. Gain invaluable insights, practical advice, and stay ahead in the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. Don't miss this opportunity to safeguard your data and assets.

Cybersecurity during dark times

In this talk, we will delve into the current state of the banking sector in 2023, a time when the industry is facing direct attacks and increasingly sophisticated social engineering scams. As our world becomes increasingly digital and advanced technologies like DeepFake and AI/ML tools become more prevalent, scammers are adapting their techniques to stay ahead of the game.

As representatives from a leading bank, we will share our experience of adapting to these challenges and securing our customers' data and assets. We will explore the organizational challenges we faced from a cybersecurity perspective and detail the measures we implemented to protect our customers' privacy and ensure their financial safety.

In particular, we will showcase a live demo of DeepFake and how it is changing the fraud landscape, highlighting the significant risks it poses to the banking sector and beyond. We will discuss the potential impacts of this technology on future scams and outline the steps that we, as a bank, have taken to mitigate these risks.

Overall, our talk will offer valuable insights into the current state of cybersecurity in the banking sector, the challenges we face, and the steps we have taken to protect our customers. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the risks and opportunities in this rapidly evolving space and gain practical advice on how to keep their data and assets safe.

Cybersecurity during dark times

We are currently living dark times and as 2022 unfolds, the banking sector is being heavily targeted by direct attacks and banking customers from all around the world are being approached with more and more sophisticated social engineering scams.

How did our bank adapt to this and what challenges we faced along the way in order to keep our customers safe and secure?

During our talk we will cover our organizational challenges from a DevOps and Cybersecurity perspective, together with a glance on what are the current struggles in terms of global banking cybersecurity.

NDC Security 2024 Sessionize Event

January 2024 Oslo, Norway

DevOps Enterprise Summit Amsterdam 2023 Sessionize Event

May 2023 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

RiskMinds International 2022

The world's leading risk management event.

November 2022 Barcelona, Spain

DevOps Enterprise Summit 2021 US

The Road from a Traditional Bank to a Tech Giant
Video from the talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub_t7V1bCjo

October 2021 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Devoxx Ukraine 2019

November 2019 Kyiv, Ukraine

George Proorocu

IT OPS Chapter Lead - Cybersecurity & Fraud @ING Bank

Brussels, Belgium

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