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Chad Knutson

President and Partner - 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

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

Associate Dean Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences
Dakota State University

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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 assists 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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Katie Shuck

Cybersecurity Champion
Graduate Cyber Defense Student
CybHER Chief of Strategy

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Katie Shuck is a Cybersecurity Champion with a passion for developing usable security and privacy, as well as working with cryptography. She is a speaker for the SBS Institute as well as an instructor and blog author with Dakota State University’s CybHER program, where she educates and motivates girls and women to pursue degrees and careers in the Cyber Sciences. She also teaches the importance of understanding how the use of technology impacts our security, safety, and privacy. 


Katie has previously served in educational roles teaching Operation Security (OPSEC) to military families, as a middle and high school educator, and as a corporate trainer in the U.S. and abroad. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Spanish from St. Louis University and is currently pursuing a degree in Cyber Operations with a Certificate of Cryptography from Dakota State University.
 

Event Specialties

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

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Buzz Hillestad

Senior Vice President, Information Security Consultant
SBS CyberSecurity

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Buzz Hillestad is a Senior Vice President, Information Security Consultant and heads the Incident Response team at SBS CyberSecurity in Madison, South Dakota. SBS is a premier cybersecurity consulting and audit firm dedicated to making a positive impact on the banking and financial services industry. Hillestad has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems for Business and has performed masters work in Information Security at the SANS Institute – an internationally recognized best source for cybersecurity education. Hillestad 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. Hillestad additionally has numerous security publications in magazines such as 45 Magazine and MED Midwest Medical, and speaks nationally on various cybersecurity topics.

Event Specialties

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

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Jeff Spann

Senior Vice President, Information Security Consultant
SBS CyberSecurity
CISA, CBSM

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Jeff Spann, is a SVP 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. Jeff maintains his CISA, and CBSM certifications. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, has three years of IT Auditing and Consulting experience, and ten years of experience as a bank CIO and ISO. Jeff is the Certified Banking Security Manager (CBSM) instructor for the SBS Institute.

Event Specialties

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

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Cody Delzer

Vice President, Information Security Consultant/Regional Director
SBS CyberSecurity
CISA
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Cody Delzer is a Vice President, 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. Cody maintains his CISA certification and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Network Security from Dakota State University. He has nine years of experience in IT Auditing, Consulting, and ISP development. Cody has worked with over 200 financial institutions and other private industry organizations across the United States.

Event Specialties

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

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Shane Daniel

Senior Information Security Consultant
SBS CyberSecurity
CISA, CPA, CIA, CGEIT, CRISC
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Shane Daniel 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. Shane maintains his CISA, CPA, CIA, CGEIT, and CRISC certifications. He has 27 years of experience in Network Security, IT Auditing, Consulting, and ISP development.

Event Specialties

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

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Cole Ponto

Information Security Consultant
SBS CyberSecurity
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Cole Ponto is an 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. Cole has a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Network Security from Dakota State University and over four years of IT Auditing, Consulting, and ISP development experience. He is the Certified Banking Business Continuity Planner (CBBCP) Instructor for the SBS Institute.

Event Specialties

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