A FinSec stream event

Format: Breakfast briefing
Date: 24 January 2018

Organised in collaboration with the Institute for Security Science and Technology (ISST) and Winton Group Ltd., this Executive Insights breakfast briefing brought together academics, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the challenges in Security of Financial Systems (‘FinSec’).

This panel discussion, led by Dr PJ Beaghton and Professor David Hand, focussed on the methods used and the progress made in the detection of anomalous financial transactions.

Held under Chatham House Rule, the event introduced this evolving and sensitive topic, with gave opportunity for engagement and discussion from audience members.


  • Dr PJ Beaghton – Associate Director at the Institute for Security Science and Technology and Professor of Practice in the Department of Computing, Imperial College London
  • Professor David Hand – Senior Research Investigator and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London, and Chief Scientific Advisor to Winton Group Ltd.
  • Dr Yiannis Pavlosoglou– Chief Information Security Office at global financial services firm UBS and Co-chair of the (ISC)² EMEA Advisory Council
  • Dr Tom Griffin – Ripjar’s CEO. Dr Griffin has been working with his co-founders to re-design the way that financial threat detection can be implemented in the modern information age

In collaboration with the Institute for Security Science and Technology (ISST)

The ISST is Imperial College London’s hub for security research and engagement. We coordinate interdisciplinary research in security across Imperial College London,  and act as a security science, technology and innovation interface for academia, government and industry.

The Security of Financial Systems (FinSec) is one of our application areas, where we apply world-leading scientific capabilities to help solve global security challenges.