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Hacker Hour

The Hacker Hour webinar series is an interactive and engaging cybersecurity training experience - free of charge. Each month, our host invites a cybersecurity expert to join the Hacker Hour to discuss current cybersecurity issues and emerging trends. Attendees are encouraged to join the conversation, submit questions, share ideas, and provide topic suggestions. SBS CyberSecurity will also offer products and services to help relieve the stress of specific cybersecurity issues your organization might be experiencing.

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Hacker Hour

Recent Hacker Hour: Understanding Office 365 Security
Cohosts: Tyler Gross and Dylan Kreutzfeldt

Description: According to, over 50% of companies have deployed a cloud solution such as Microsoft Office 365. That number is looking to surpass 70% in the next few years. When deploying Office 365 or other cloud solutions in your environment, it is important to understand the security and advanced tools that can be used to reduce risk in the organization.  

Join SBS as we discuss how you can:

  •  Capture Office 365 or cloud solution in your risk assessment
  • Address Office 365 in vendor management
  • Identify and implement basic services that can impact security
  • Understand how to audit the security controls

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Recent Hacker Hour: What to Look For in Your Next IT Audit or IT Exam

Description: As expected, 2019 challenged security professionals to define and mature their security programs to protect their organizations from the changing threat landscapes. A good practice for any organization is to conduct periodic IT audits or exams to ensure that security teams are evaluating the company's program and enhancing insight into where the business can improve on security posture.

Join SBS as we reflect back on the some of the most impactful and valuable audit findings of 2019, and discuss what you can be looking for in your next IT audit or exam.


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Hacker Hour HostMeet the Host

Nick Podhradsky, Senior Vice President at SBS CyberSecurity

Nick is on a mission to help organizations understand basic cybersecurity principles and incorporate a stronger culture of security. Since 2016 Nick has hosted the monthly "Hacker Hour" webinar series, which aims to help attendees understand basic cybersecurity principles. Nick has been selected as a guest lecturer at the Dakota State University GenCyber camp and frequently speaks at local Chamber of Commerce groups and other user groups. Nick has 10 years of experience in the banking industry and holds a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Dakota State University. He is a Certified Banking Security Manager and Certified Banking Incident Handler.

Contact Nick at or 605-770-3926.



Past Hacker Hours

{Hacker Hour} Understanding Office 365 Security
Join SBS to get a better understanding of the security and advanced tools that can be used to reduce risk when deploying Office 365 or other cloud solutions in your environment.

Hacker Hour: What to Look For in Your Next IT Audit or IT Exam
Join SBS as we reflect back on the some of the most impactful and valuable audit findings of 2019, and discuss what you can be looking for in your next IT audit or exam.

Hacker Hour: 3 Key Tips to  Getting More Value From Your IT Strategic Plan
Join SBS as we discuss how the IT strategic plan can become the driving force for your information security program and IT strategic decisions.

{Hacker Hour} Managing MSP and MSSP Relationships
Join SBS as we discuss the benefits and risks associated with MSP and MSSP relationships. We will highlight specific steps to take to understand and mitigate risk with your MSP relationships. We will also walk through what to look for when selecting a new MSP.

{Hacker Hour} Active Directory Tiering
Join us and learn more about what Active Directory tiering is, how separating critical and non-critical assets through Active Directory can protect information, and how, when coupled with other controls, it can help secure your network from a wide array of threats.

{Hacker Hour} Cybersecurity Awareness Round Table - Lessons from National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Join us as we share new cybersecurity awareness ideas and techniques that organizations have implemented to support their security culture.  An updated "Unique  Ideas to Create a Culture of Cybersecurity" download documenting the 2019 ideas will be shared following the webinar.

{Hacker Hour} Vendor Risk Assessment and Classification
Join SBS as we dive into conducting vendor risk assessment and classification, and discuss how these activities drive the overall effectiveness of your third party vendor program.

{Hacker Hour} Examining BitPaymer and Other Attack Types
Join SBS as we examine BitPaymer and other attack types that your organization should be aware of.  We will dissect current attack events and what you can do to prevent, detect, or recover from an attack.

{Hacker Hour} Critical Responsibility of an Information Security Officer
Join SBS as we discuss the most critical responsibilities of the Information Security Officer and share some insight on what small to medium size organizations can do to fulfill the ISO's most critical responsibilities.

{Hacker Hour} Establishing Quarterly Firewall Audits
Quarterly firewall audits have been a baseline requirement for compliance since 2015 when the FFIEC CAT was released. Join SBS as we discuss what your organization can do to meet the baseline requirement and explore how other organizations are managing quarterly firewall audits - both internally and with their managed service providers.

{Hacker Hour} Open the Tackle Box and Go Phishing
Join SBS as we discuss tips and tricks to keep your internal phishing program fresh and continually push the maturity level of your security awareness program.

{Hacker Hour} Answering Common Questions About Vulnerability Assessments
Join SBS as we discuss the answers to your common vulnerability assessment questions and offer guidance on what you can do with your program.

{Special Request Hacker Hour} Understanding SOC2 Reviews Part 2
You asked for it. You got it! Join us as we host a second session on SOC 2 reporting. We will take a deeper dive into the challenges of completing a SOC 2 review.

{Hacker Hour} Key Components of Your Annual GLBA Report
Join SBS as we outline a comprehensive and repeatable template that can be used to build your own annual GLBA report. We will walk through the essential report components and troubleshoot common issues.

{Special Report Hacker Hour} FSSCC Releases New Cybersecurity Framework
The FSSCC has released a new cybersecurity framework call the “Cybersecurity Profile.” The Profile is a standards-based tool to help guide financial services institutions in developing and maintaining a cybersecurity risk management program. Join SBS as we review the framework and provide answers to common questions.

{Hacker Hour} Taking Cybersecurity From the Basement to the Boardroom
For this Hacker Hour, we asked a selection of past attendees to share the most common issues they struggle with when communicating cybersecurity needs to their Board. Join us to discuss how to boost cybersecurity from its hiding spot in the basement to a consistent topic in the boardroom.