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Chad Knutson

President - SBS Institute
Co-founder - SBS CyberSecurity
CISSP, CISA, CRISC

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Chad Knutson is a co-founder and Senior Information Security Consultant for SBS CyberSecurity, a premier cybersecurity consulting and audit firm dedicated to making a positive impact on the banking and financial services industry, and has served as President of the SBS Institute since 2013. Chad maintains his CISSP, CISA, and CRISC certifications, and received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and his Master of Science in Information Assurance from Dakota State University.

Chad is dedicated to educating industry professionals about cybersecurity. While consulting with financial institutions, he saw the need to empower employees to be better prepared to confidently handle cybersecurity threats, create and manage strong information security programs, and understand ever-changing regulations at their institution. He was a driving force in the development of the SBS Institute certification program, which is uniquely designed to serve the banking industry by providing banking specific, role-based certifications. The SBS Institute has grown to include over ten certifications and State Association partners in over 30 states.

Event Specialties

  • Conferences
  • Webinars
  • Annual Conventions
  • Technology and Security Forums
  • Round Table/Panel Member
  • Onsite Certification/Training

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Jon Waldman

Co-founder - SBS CyberSecurity and SBS Institute
Executive Vice President, IS Consulting
CISA, CRISC

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Jon Waldman is a co-founder and Senior Information Security Consultant for SBS CyberSecurity, a premier cybersecurity consulting and audit firm dedicated to making a positive impact on the banking and financial services industry. He maintains his CISA and CRISC certifications and received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and his Master of Science in Information Assurance with an emphasis in Banking and Finance Security from Dakota State University. Over the last ten years Jon has helped hundreds of financial institutions across the country create and implement comprehensive, valuable, and manageable Information Security Programs. He also conducts webinars and certification programs for the SBS Institute.

Event Specialties

  • Conferences
  • Webinars
  • Annual Convention
  • Technology and Security Forums
  • Round Table/Panel Member
  • Onsite Certification/Training

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Dr. Ashley Podhradsky

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of MS in Information Assurance and Computer Security - Dakota State University
Director of Training - BK Forensics

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Dr. Podhradsky is an assistant professor and the Coordinator of MS in Information Assurance and Computer Security at Dakota State University (DSU). She previously worked at Drexel University and is also the Director of Training for BK Forensics, a cell phone forensics company. Dr. Podhradsky has an emphasis on incident prevention, detection, and response as the lead forensic investigator at SBS CyberSecurity (SBS), a premier cybersecurity consulting and audit firm dedicated to making a positive impact on the banking and financial services industry. With a focus on prevention, she assist institutions in understanding how malware and network compromises happen and educates employees against social engineering threats. When the unfortunate security incident does occur, Dr. Podhradsky helps institutions detect the threat and properly respond to reduce losses and manage the risk.

Dr. Podhradsky has a passion for sharing her excitement and vast forensic and IT knowledge with current and future cybersecurity professionals. With the help of National Security Agency (NSA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) grant funding, she has developed the GenCyber and GenCyber: Girls in Cybersecurity summer camps at DSU. These camps are geared for middle and high school students and strive to excite attendees about careers in cybersecurity through teaching them about programming, networking, and security.

Event Specialties

  • Conference Keynote
  • Webinars
  • Women in Banking Events
  • Annual Conventions
  • Technology and Security Forums
  • Round Table/Panel Member

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Josh Stroschien

Assistant Professor - Cyber Security- Dakota State University

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Josh Stroschein received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Dakota (USD) and his M.S. in Information Assurance from Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, SD where he now serves as an instructor of Information Systems. He is an instructor with the SBS Institute conducting to provide additional value to financial institutions around the country. Josh has spent over a decade as a programmer with a focus on web applications and application security. He is also a technical adviser and consultant, providing his years of experience to organizations across a variety of industries. His research interests include malware analysis, application security, software development and wireless communications.

Event Specialties

  • Webinars
  • Technology and Security Forums
  • Schools of Banking
  • Round Table/Panel Member

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Buzz Hillestad

Senior Information Security Consultant

SBS CyberSecurity

 

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Buzz Hillestad is a Senior Information Security Consultant for SBS CyberSecurity, a premier cybersecurity consulting and audit firm dedicated to making a positive impact on the banking and financial services industry. Buzz was trained in Information Security at the SANS Institute – an internationally recognized best source for cybersecurity education.  Buzz has been involved with Information Security practice in Healthcare, Banking, Government, and many other industry verticals since 2004 and has helped over 200 organizations improve their information security processes and programs. Buzz additionally has numerous security publications in magazines such as 45 Magazine and MED Midwest Medical Edition and speaks nationally on various cybersecurity topics.

Event Specialties

  • Conferences
  • Webinars
  • Technology and Security Forums
  • Round Table/Panel Member

Hot Topics

  • Cybersecurity
  • Ransomware
  • ACH/Wire Fraud
  • Phishing
  • Mobile
  • Social Engineering
  • Cyber Incidents

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Events

  • Onsite Board/Employee Training
  • Conferences - IT/Security, Management, Cybersecurity, Executive/Director, Young Bankers, Women in Banking, Director
  • Cybersecurity Roadshow
  • Security Officer Training
  • Seminars
  • Webinars
  • Annual Conventions
  • Technology and Security Forums
  • Schools of Banking