More than 20 years in financial services and technology made Neira believe in change through innovation & partnerships. She is regularly invited to advise organisations of all sizes on payments, fintech, regtech, cybercrime, information security, regulations (e.g. PSD2, GDPR, AML) and digital innovation. She always strives to demystify the hype surrounding current issues. She likes engaging on social media and regularly addresses global audiences as a keynote speaker or chair person as well as being a regular press commentator. She also enjoys her work as an expert witness for matters related to payments security.
She is a Non-Executive Director for Nasdaq listed cyber security firm Cyber1 and also chairs the Advisory Board for mobile innovator Ensygnia. She is a partner for the international Global Cyber Alliance and Ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association. She appears on the Planet Compliance Top 50 RegTech Influencers, the Thomsons Reuters UK’s top 30 social influencers in risk, compliance and regtech #TRRiskUK30 2017, the Jax Finance Top 20 Social Influencers In Fintech 2017, and the Innotribe Femtech Leaders list, amongst others.
Tripwire nominated her “Top Influencer in Security To Follow on Twitter” in January 2015, CEOWorld Magazine nominated her Top Chief Security Officer to Follow on Twitter in April 2014, she is the Merchant Payments Ecosystem Acquiring Personality of the Year 2013, the SC Magazine Information Security Person of the Year 2012 and is an InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame alumni since 2011, as well as being voted to the Top 10 Most Influential People in Information Security by SC Magazine & ISC2 in 2010. She has previously served on the PCI SSC Board of Advisors for four years, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and worked for Barclaycard, Santander, Abbey National, Oracle Corp. and Unisys.
Her clients include financial services institutions, FinTech companies, consulting organisations as well as information security and technology providers.