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Rachel Wilson

Managing Director/Head of Cybersecurity of Wealth Management

Morgan Stanley

Rachel Wilson spent the first 15 years of her career at the National Security Agency. While there, she held several key senior-executive-level leadership positions. Between 2008 and 2010, she ran NSA’s counterterrorism operations and led a global enterprise in detecting and disrupting terrorist plotting against the United States and its allies. Between 2010 and 2012, she served as NSA’s chief of operations in the United Kingdom, working out of the U.S. Embassy in London. In this role, she worked with UK intelligence services to counter terrorist and cyber threats to the 2012 Olympics.

Returning to the U.S. in 2012, Ms. Wilson spent nearly five years leading NSA’s cyber exploitation operations within NSA’s Tailored Access Operations. In this capacity, she led the planning and execution of thousands of cyber exploitation operations against a wide array of foreign intelligence, military and cyber targets and served as the committing official for many of NSA’s highest risk and most important intelligence-gathering activities. In April 2017, she became the first head of cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Investment Technology. She is responsible for protecting the cybersecurity of Wealth Management, Investment Management and Prime Brokerage systems and the integrity and confidentiality of firm and client data. She advises the leadership of Wealth Management, Investment Management and Prime Brokerage on cybersecurity issues. She also leads field and client education and communication on cyber risk, threats and mitigations.

Ms. Wilson was recognized by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management as part of the 2019 MAKERS Class, a program that honors women who serve as groundbreakers, innovators and advocates. She also was named one of the “Top Women in WealthTech 2020” by ThinkAdvisor. In her private capacity, Ms. Wilson advises individuals, corporations and institutions on cybersecurity best practices and strategies. She serves on the advisory board of WATSCO Inc. (NYSE: WSO) and on the CISO Advisory Board of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN). Ms. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago. She and her husband live in New York City with their two children.


CEO-Exclusive Discussion With Rachel Wilson

Presented by Rachel Wilson at 8:45 AM on Tuesday, March 29th.

Join this CEO-exclusive opportunity to discuss in a small group setting with Rachel Wilson, exploring the cutting edge of cybersecurity. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and dig deeper into the latest innovations companies are implementing to prevent cyberattacks and protect the most sensitive information.

Hot Topic: Driving Innovation for New Cybersecurity and Authentication Technology

Presented by Rachel Wilson at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, March 29th.

Cyberattacks are becoming increasingly prevalent in healthcare, and the impacts have the potential to be catastrophic for patients and health systems alike. As healthcare organizations work to prevent and recover from ransomware and other cyberattacks, health systems must continue to drive innovation to stay ahead of the curve to protect patient information and healthcare’s infrastructures.…