Derek Vadala


Derek Vadala is the CEO of Cyber Assessments, a joint venture between Moody’s Corporation, a global credit rating agency, and Team8, a cybersecurity-focused company creation platform. Derek leads a team that is focused on creating a standard benchmark for communicating cyber risk to Boards of Directors and senior business executives in order to improve the global dialog about this important issue. Prior to leading this venture, Mr. Vadala was the Global Head of Cyber Risk for Moody’s Investors Service, responsible for developing capabilities for evaluating cyber risk and incorporating those capabilities into credit analysis. Prior to this role, Mr. Vadala served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Moody’s Corporation from 2013-2018, where he was responsible for global information risk and security across Moody’s businesses worldwide. He has over 20 years of experience in information security and technology management and has spoken and published on topics including security risk management for large enterprises and systems administration.

My Sessions

Moody’s Corporate Cyber Risk Rating – The How and Why?

Main Stage

Moody’s is famous for their well respected and widely used Investor Services ratings of bonds from corporations and governments. In 2019, Moody’s announced they are teaming with Team8 to develop a Cyber Risk rating, presumedly for corporations and governments. Derek Vadalla is the CEO of this new joint venture and effort. He will describe how […]

Risk Management