Ashton D'Cruz

Director CISO & Head - CC&S Governance, NatWest Markets Plc India

Ashton is the Chief-of-Staff, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Chief Governance Officer (CGO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for NatWest Markets Plc, India, where he oversees the Business Strategy, Operational Planning, Regulatory Developments, Risk and Control, Executive Decision Support, Marketing and Communications and Facility Services teams.

He joined NatWest Markets (previously called RBS / ABN AMRO) in September-2006 and is currently the Chief-of-Staff of the India Bank Branch, having held many senior positions within the Bank. He is recognised in the industry, as an effective leader with proven abilities in leading and managing cross-dimensional teams and functions, with a proven capability of implementing and delivering against multifarious objectives, within challenging timelines.

Ashton’s experience spans over two decades in the Financial Services sector, across technology, project management and leadership positions at: Citicorp as the project-in-charge of the Bank’ file services payment system for EMEA; Oracle Financial Services Software (iflex Solutions), where he was the QA consultant and module lead for the SLE application of State Street Corporation, based in Boston, USA.

My Sessions

IAM for the Modern Enterprise: Managing High Risk Users and Insider Breaches

Managing insider threats begins with identifying which users present the biggest risk when it comes to a potential incident or breach. Knowing who has access to what is key to managing malicious and unintentional user negligence and compromise which result in insider breaches. This session looks at how organisations can deploy a risk-based strategy to identify privileged and compromised users, gain insights into anomalous activities and behaviours, and implement key strategies to prevent data loss.

  • Annick O'Brien, Privacy and Compliance Counsel, Data Privacy Analytics
  • Manuel Garat, Head of IAM (Identity and Access Management),
  • Ashton D'Cruz, Director CISO & Head - CC&S Governance, NatWest Markets Plc India
  • Tony Unger, Information Security Officer, Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) - Cloud and Blockchain Expert
  • Martin Sandren, Manager Business Analyst IAM, Ahold Delhaize