A CISO’s Guide to Traversing the Labyrinth of Cybersecurity Regulations

Angela Dunn, Principal Associate General Counsel, NASDAQ

Cybersecurity threats continue to pose increasing risks for various business sectors including financial institutions and the financial markets ecosystem. A rising array of tactics employed against companies by bad actors have heightened risks. An attack may result in a company’s loss of control of its systems, halting of its operations and disruption to customers. The fallout from such an event can impact a business for weeks or months with downstream impacts to clients and vendors who may need to resort to manual recordkeeping to reconcile data. Financial institutions must continue to safeguard their information in an effort to combat threats as they evolve. Against this backdrop, regulators continue to adopt and propose regulations to address these cybersecurity risks through policies and procedures, incident response programs, third-party management, notifications and/or public disclosures.

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Cybersecurity Banking & Finance November 2023 Vol.16, No. 65, Autumn 2023

Angela Dunn


Angela Dunn has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from St. Joseph’s University and a Juris Doctor from Widener University. Angela serves as the lead relationship manager for the USA options business that oversees six options exchanges. Prior to joining Nasdaq, she was a Director in the Office of General Counsel at The Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. Previously, she was Associate General Counsel at Fiserv Securities, Inc., a broker-dealer that provided securities clearing services. Angela worked in private practice for a number of years at various law firms.

Cybersecurity Banking & Finance November 2023 Vol.16, No. 65, Autumn 2023