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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 HourHacker Hour: Introduction to Open Source Intelligence with Cynthia Hetherington
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM


In today's digital environment the amount of public data at our fingertips is essentially limitless. Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is data produced from publicly available information that is collected analyzed and disseminated into usable information about an entity. This session will provide an introduction to OSINT, how data is used, and how it might relate to cybersecurity investigations and posture.

Join SBS as we invite Cynthia Hetherington to stop by and discuss OSINT and cyber investigations. With over two decades of expertise, Hetherington Group is a leader in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations. Cynthia will be sharing her expertise in this increasingly data-intensive, cyber focused-world.

More About Cynthia Hetherington

Ms. Hetherington is the author of three books on conducting cyber investigations and annually trains over 7,200 investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices. She shares her expertise through the publication of an industry newsletter, an online blog, and by hosting the annual OSMOSIS Conference.

Ms. Hetherington leads national and international investigations in corporate due diligence and fraud, personal asset recovery, and background checks. With a specialization in the financial, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications industries, her cyber investigations have recovered millions of dollars in high-profile corruption cases—assisting on the investigations of the top two Ponzi cases in United States history.

Ms. Hetherington shares her experiences as a keynote speaker and contributor at women-focused technology events across the U.S. She is an active member in the Women in Security Forum, the Women’s President Organization, and collaborates with The National Center for Women and Information Technology on drawing young girls into the field.


Title: What to Know About Cyber Insurance
Description: Among many other things, 2021 has brought a 93% increase in ransomware attacks. In fact, according to Check Point Research's Cyber Attack Trends: 2021 Mid-Year Report, more than 1,200 organizations worldwide fall victim to a ransomware attack each week, and all enterprises are at risk.

With cyber attacks continuing to grow in terms of volume and scale, many organizations are looking into cyber insurance for protection. The problem is that the cyber insurance market is confusing, premiums are skyrocketing, and coverages vary drastically between providers. On top of that, providers are being pressured to implement strict security requirements and risk assessments before issuing coverage.

Join SBS and a guest panel of cyber insurance experts to get the answers to common questions about what is happening in the cyber insurance market. We will cover what organizations can expect from providers, what homework should be done before choosing a provider, the most important things to look for in your coverage options, and more.

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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} Introduction to Open Source Intelligence with Cynthia Hetherington
Join SBS as we invite Cynthia Hetherington to stop by and discuss OSINT and cyber investigations.

{Hacker Hour} What to Know About Cyber Insurance
Join SBS and a guest panel of cyber insurance experts to get the answers to common questions about what is happening in the cyber insurance market. We will cover what organizations can expect from providers, what homework should be done before choosing a provider, the most important things to look for in your coverage options, and more.

{Hacker Hour} Make the Most of Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Join SBS as we discuss the resources can utilize to bring attention to cybersecurity awareness, in turn reducing cyber risk for your organization, your customers, and your business partners.

{Hacker Hour} Firewall Review Best Practices
Join SBS as we review the components of a thorough firewall review as well as how to enhance your next review.

{Hacker Hour} Enhancing Customer Security Awareness Training
Join SBS as we discuss how organizations like yours provide customer cybersecurity education. We will also share ideas on how to enhance your current customer training program.

{Hacker Hour} Successful Tabletop Testing Strategies
Join SBS as we discuss the benefits of consistent tabletop testing and effective testing strategies. We will also share a step-by-step meeting structure you can take back to streamline your next tabletop test.

{Hacker Hour} The Rise of the vCISO
Join SBS as we discuss why the vCISO is on the rise and discover the pros and cons of considering this model for your organization in the future.

{Hacker Hour} The Importance of Patch Management
Join SBS as we discuss the importance of patch management, what is holding organizations back from timely patching, and what you can do to help your organization improve its patch management program.

{Hacker Hour} Five Conversations to Have Before Your Next Internal Penetration Test
Join SBS as we walk through the process of conducting an internal penetration test and discuss some common findings and recommendations that can come from conducting such an activity.

{Hacker Hour} 7 Steps to Build an Incident Response Playbook
 Join SBS as we walk through the seven steps to creating an Incident Response Playbook tailored to your organization.

{Hacker Hour} Are You Prepared for an Incident?
Join SBS as we discuss what steps you can take today to start assessing your incident response readiness and strengthen your organization's ability to respond.

Hacker Hour: Red Team and Purple Team Testing
Join us as we define the differences in red team and purple team testing and discuss which might be best for your organization.

Hacker Hour: Cyber Law and Insurance - Surviving an Incident
Join SBS and Dickinson Law as we discuss common questions and issues that arise during an incident as well as what information you should know about your policy to quickly take action. Additionally, we will review a couple of case studies that cover real-world scenarios that will arm your institution against the next incident.

{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} 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.