About the Speaker
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    Taylor Milligan Crotty, Moderator
    Global Head of Cyber Resilience & Data Protection, BlackRock

    Taylor M. Crotty leads BlackRock Information Security’s Cyber Wargames team and is responsible for education, training and process development related to Cyber Incident Response & Recovery, measuring and managing cyber risks across the organization and Third Party Security for BlackRock’s critical service providers.

    Taylor is focused on assuring the resiliency of BlackRock and key partners critical to BlackRock’s business operations before, during, and after a cyber event. She coordinates periodic, tabletop-style resilience exercises (“Wargames”) with BlackRock’s most critical provider partners, internal business functions, and at the sector level. Taylor also drives strategic workflow analysis initiatives for Information Security, leveraging deep technical expertise to identify and mitigate security risks across the Firm and optimize our ability to protect information.

    Prior to assuming her current role, Taylor led BlackRock's Third Party Security program where she was responsible for assuring the security of outsourced workflows, establishing a stronger baseline level of protection with service providers through contracting and conducting security assessments of critical provider partners to ensure Firm and Client information was protected with the requisite care in accordance with industry best practices.

    Taylor first developed a Third Party Security practice while working as a consultant with Security Risk Advisors. She administered Third Party Security programs for a large private healthcare company and a financial services company notable for being the nation’s primary provider of private-label credit cards.

    Taylor serves as a board member for the University of Michigan College of Engineering Alumni Board. She has been formally invited to share her experience and thought leadership in the cyber resilience space as a speaker at various events and industry conferences.