Head of Financial Crime & Security, Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI)
Keith Gross is Head of Financial Crime & Security with the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (“BPFI”) (formerly Irish Banking Federation). Keith has worked with BPFI for over 14 years. Keith is also Chair of the European Banking Federation (EBF) Cyber Security Working Group (Brussels) and has held this position for 6 years. He currently sits on the Financial Services Advisors Group (AG) to Europol’s European Centre for Cybercrime, EC3, The Hague. Keith played an integral role in the process which brought about a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between EBF and Europol EC 3.
Keith is part of European Union’s Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)expert group on finance Expert Group on Financial Institutions' Resilience and Security (EGFI)
Keith specialises in the areas of fraud, E-fraud, cybercrime, cybersecurity (High-Tech crime), Anti -Money Laundering and CFT, Physical Security and issues relating to Cash-in-Transit and his roles involve engagement with the financial sector as well as external stakeholders such as law enforcement agencies and government departments in relation to these areas. Keith chairs numerous Working Groups and Committees within BPFI and is the Irish national representative at various national and European Committees and Advisory Groups. He previously chaired the Private Sector Consultative Forum (PSC) AML –CFT and recent FATF MER for Ireland.
More recently Keith was directly involved in developing a program of work in the cyber arena between banks and academia, University College Dublin (UCD) Centre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation (CCI) and the setting up of the newly formed Financial Service Cybersecurity Community (FSCC).
Keith was educated at the National University of Ireland Galway (B. Comm), the Dublin Institute of Technology (postgraduate studies), Institute of Banking in Ireland. Keith also holds an MSc, Masters in Criminology, and Risk & Security from University of Leicester, UK