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MIAX Options CSO on security's role in business continuity
This article is part of the Information Security issue of March 2017, Vol. 19, No. 2
All CISOs have responsibilities and pressures that make the job fun, interesting and sometimes a bit terrifying. But consider the world of John Masserini. As CSO at MIAX Options Exchange, he is responsible for information security, physical security, business continuity and privacy for the company. MIAX Options has assembled a team with deep-rooted experience in developing, operating and trading on options exchanges. Its trading platform was developed in-house and designed from the ground up for the unique functional and performance demands of derivatives trading. MIAX Options now lists and trades options on over 2,700 multilisted classes. The company's unparalleled system throughput is approximately 38 million quotes per second. The average latency for a single quote on MIAX Options is approximately 17.38 microseconds for a two-quote block. Disruptions are not only unwelcome, they are practically unthinkable. Oh, and in his "spare time," Masserini has been known to coach lacrosse and is an avid baker and wine connoisseur. Your ...
Features in this issue
Advances in machine learning technology and artificial intelligence have proven to work well for some information security tasks such as malware detection. What's coming next?
Faced with the demands of derivatives trading, CSO John Masserini understands the value of aligning controls with business risk. We ask him how he does it.
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Columns in this issue
As more companies promote machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, chief information security officers need to ask some tough questions to get past the hype.
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