Cybercrime , Forensics , Fraud

Ex-FBI Analyst Turns to Fighting Fraud

Citi's Alexis Castellani on New Role in Cyber Fraud Prevention
Alexis Castellani, senior vice president, cyber fraud prevention, Citi

Alexis Castellani spent a decade with the FBI, focused primarily on counter-terrorism. Now she is bringing some of these same skills to bear in her role as a cyber fraud prevention executive at Citi. What insights can she share on fraudsters and their schemes?

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New York City Fraud Summit, Castellani talks about:

  • The mission of Citi's new cyber fraud prevention team;
  • How machine learning is helping Citi gather new threat intelligence;
  • How her counter-terrorism experience prepared her for this new role.

Castellani is the intelligence manager for Citi's global cyber fraud prevention organization, responsible for overseeing the collection and analysis of cyber fraud intelligence. She partners closely with Citi's cybersecurity, fraud and intelligence operations, as well as law enforcement and other external organizations, to enhance Citi's understanding of the cyber fraud landscape and emerging threats. Prior to joining Citi, she served 9.5 years with the FBI as an intelligence analyst focused on counter-terrorism matters, with additional experience investigating nation-state cyber intrusions.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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