Waters USA 2014: Top Fear for 2015? Cyber in a Landslide

Impromptu C-level survey reveals anxiety about internal, external vulnerabilities

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Chris Vickery, chief operating officer at Nomura, said that pulling together successful utilities for functions like know-your-client (KYC) checks and continuing to meet regulatory requirements would be the Japanese bank's twin top priorities.

Every other panel member, however, had the multiple risks—technical, operational, and reputational—associated with cybercrime on the front burner.

Heartbleed and Shellshock are top of mind, particularly for larger firms like Vanguard that steward their bra