Building Blocks for Stronger Data Protection

In this podcast, we’re talking about something that’s top-of-mind for credit unions across the nation: data protection. Nick Curcuru, VP of Global Big Data & CyberSecurity Practice at Mastercard, answers important questions for credit unions to consider, such as:

  • What questions should credit unions be asking about data security? 
  • What’s the most logical starting point for a credit union looking to improve their data security? 
  • What do credit unions need to consider when moving to the  cloud?
  • What expenses should credit unions expect associated with data security?

About the Presenter

Nick CurcuruNick Curcuru, VP Global Big Data & CyberSecurity Practice, Mastercard

Nick Curcuru has over 20 years of experience successfully implementing and managing large scale advanced analytics projects across the world for such companies as The Walt Disney Company, Capital One, Home Depot, Burlington Northern Railroad, Merrill Lynch and The General Electric Company. Nick is comfortable communicating to C-suite executives by helping drive strategic decisions through the use of data and analytics.

In his role at MasterCard Advisors, Nick works with executives on their big data strategy to unlock and monetize the value of the organizations’ structured and unstructured data assets. He leads large scale advanced analytics initiatives using a variety of technology including open source solutions like Hadoop to drive customer and operational insights. Nick helps architect big data solutions addressing the people, processes and technology needed to enable data driven insights and fact based decisions. Additionally, he provides thought leadership on the value of big data to companies. Nick is a trusted thought leader, frequently speaking at conferences, publishing articles and conducting learning programs on advanced analytics.