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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: Critical Responsibilities of an ISOUpcoming Hacker Hour: Critical Responsibilities of an Information Security Officer
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM CDT
Cohost: Buzz Hillestad, SVP Information Security Consultant - SBS CyberSecurity

Description: The past 5-10 years have brought such big changes to the roles and responsibilities of the information security officer (ISO) that many small to medium-sized organizations struggle to define the most critical responsibilities. Guidance tells us that management should designate at least one ISO to be responsible and accountable for implementing and monitoring the information security program. But what does that mean?
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 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} 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} Develop a Better Understanding of SOC 2 Reporting
Join us as we discuss the struggles that organizations have when dealing with SOC 2 reporting.

{Hacker Hour} Business Email Compromise Investigations
Join SBS as we discuss common BEC attacks, tips to tell your customers, and simple steps in an initial  BEC investigation.

{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} Top Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2019
With the new year quickly approaching, it's time to start looking forward to what will be coming our way in the world of cybersecurity. Join SBS as we countdown the top cybersecurity trends to watch in 2019.

{Hacker Hour} True Cybersecurity Horror Stories
While most horror stories are works of fiction designed to keep you up at night, the horror stories we will be sharing are real-life cybersecurity events with outcomes that will haunt your dreams if you aren't properly prepared. Join SBS, if you dare, as we wander deep into the dark and scary corners of cybersecurity, full of data loss, reputational damage, business closing, and financial devastation. We will share a variety of cybersecurity horror stories and what could have been done to prevent the unfortunate outcomes. 

{Hacker Hour} 2018 Security Awareness Round Table Discussion
We would like to invite you to join us for this open discussion as we discover new ideas and techniques that are helping organizations create a stronger security culture.  An updated download documenting the 2018 ideas for creating a culture of cybersecurity will be shared following the webinar.

{Hacker Hour} Business Impact Analysis and Table Top Testing
Join SBS as we examine the essential components of a simple, but powerful, BIA and discuss how your table top testing program can be used to verify that your BIA is sufficient.

{Hacker Hour} Preparing For Your Next IT Exam
Join this webinar as we discuss our experience working with institutions in nearly every state and share some ideas of what you can do to better position your institution for a successful IT examination.

{Special Report Hacker Hour} Lessons From DEF CON 2018
Every year SBS send its finest to Las Vegas to the annual DEF CON convention, which is one of the oldest and largest hacker conventions around. These annual conferences feature presentations by leading ethical hackers, FBI, and NSA agents. Join this special edition hacker hour as we discuss what we experienced at 2018 DEF CON, and what could impact you in the near future.

{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.