Paul Horn awarded the ‘Excellence in Finance — Leaders’ award at FiNext Conference Orlando 2019

John Allen
3 min readSep 20, 2019


Paul Horn was awarded the Excellence in Finance — Leaders award for their significant contribution towards the financial sector at FiNext Conference 2019, held at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida.

Paul Horn awarded the ‘Excellence in Finance — Leaders’ award

Paul Horn has previously served as a Chief Information Security Officer for an Independent Broker Dealer as well as a major Defense Contractor. Paul experienced the first regulatory sweeps for Cybersecurity within the Broker-Dealer Industry as well as numerous follow up exams. In addition, Paul has a wealth of knowledge regarding the tax preparation space and regularly attended the IRS’s Strategic Threat Assessment & Response (STAR) workgroup to help protect taxpayers and the integrity of the tax ecosystem. Paul is knowledgeable on various other requirements such as the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity regulation as well as Colorado and Vermont’s and the Payment Card Industry, Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).

Paul also honorably served in the United States Air Force as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations; servers on a variety of Cybersecurity Advisory Boards and holds the following certifications; Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC), and Certified Incident Handler (GCIH).

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The third FiNext Awards & Conference was held on the 29th & 30th of August at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. This event was the much awaited Finance and Technology conference of the year 2019 for North American region which aimed at bringing together the best and brightest from the field of Finance & Technology under one roof.

The conference strives to build a platform for startups, SMEs, key decision makers, researchers, investors and people from the media to interact and garner meaningful alliances.

The event saw individuals from technology, financial services, public sector, and academia come together for a two-day discussion on how to best support FinTech infrastructures, best ways to grow start-ups and general diversification in Finance & Technology and more.

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