Sonia Neffati

Leadership Track
Regional Chief Security Officer, Europe, Mastercard
Sonia Neffati is Mastercard’s European Regional Security Officer based in Waterloo, Belgium. Her primary focus is strengthening Mastercard’s external cybersecurity cohorts, driving Central Bank resiliency engagements, and supporting Mastercard’s newly established Mastercard European Cyber Resilience Center (ECRC) in Waterloo.

Prior to her current role, Sonia served as Mastercard’s European Crisis Manager and managed some of the largest crises in Mastercard’s history. She joined Mastercard in 2019 after developing an extensive experience in Business Continuity, IT
Disaster Recover and Crisis Management, specifically in the payments technology and financial industries. Throughout her career, she has developed strong methodologies for assessing and identifying solutions for tackling enterprise-level pain points under high-stress conditions.

Sonia holds a master’s degree in Marketing & International Business Negotiation and several certifications in Business Continuity and Security.

Session: Rapid Threatcasting (Interactive Workshop)