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Jon Waldman

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

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Jon Waldman is a co-founder and Execute Vice President of Information Security Consulting for SBS CyberSecurity, as well as the President of the SBS Institute. Over the past 15 years, Jon has helped hundreds of organizations identify and understand cybersecurity risks to allow them to make better and more informed business decisions. Jon is incredibly passionate about cybersecurity training and education, which lead him to be a driving force in the development of the SBS Institute. The Institute is uniquely designed to serve the banking industry by providing industry-specific cyber education. It has grown to include ten certification courses and holds State Association partnerships in over 30 states.


Jon maintains his CISA, CRISC, and CDPSE certifications. He 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, a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education designated by the NSA.


Along with being an instructor for SBS Institute courses, Jon frequently speaks on cybersecurity topics at a variety of events and trainings across the country. Additionally, he is a blog author, has had multiple articles published, and regularly hosts educational webinars. Jon strongly believes the more knowledgeable and educated we all are - Directors, employees, and customers alike - when it comes to cybersecurity, the more risk we reduce as a whole.


Learn more about Jon by connecting on LinkedIn.

 

Event Specialties

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

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Chad Knutson

Co-founder – SBS CyberSecurity/SBS Institute
President and Chief Information Security Officer – SBS CyberSecurity

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Chad Knutson is a co-founder and President/Chief Information Security Officer for SBS CyberSecurity. Over the past 15 years, Chad has worked diligently to help hundreds of organizations identify and understand cybersecurity risks to allow them to make better and more informed business decisions.


Chad maintains his CISSP, CISA, and CRISC certifications. He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and his Master of Science in Information Assurance from Dakota State University, a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education designated by the NSA.


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. This lead Chad to be a driving force in the development of the SBS Institute, where he served as President for seven years. The Institute is uniquely designed to serve the banking industry by providing industry-specific cyber education. It has grown to include ten certification courses and holds State Association partnerships in over 30 states.


Chad is incredibly passionate about cybersecurity training and education for everyone - Directors, employees, and customers alike. He is an instructor for SBS Institute courses, webinar host, and frequently speaks on cybersecurity topics at a variety of events and trainings across the country, including trainings for State Examiners.


Learn more about Chad by connecting on LinkedIn.

 

Event Specialties

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

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Jeff Spann

Senior Vice President, Information Security Consultant/Regional Director - SBS CyberSecurity

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Jeff Spann is a Senior Vice President, Information Security Consulting and Regional Director at SBS CyberSecurity, where he works to help organizations identify and understand cybersecurity risks to allow them to make better and more informed business decisions.


Jeff maintains his CISA and CBSM certifications and has over three decades of experience working in information technology and cybersecurity, with more than 15 years focused in the banking industry. Before joining the SBS team, Jeff worked at IBM, developed a technology outsourcing solution for small and medium-sized businesses, served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at a mid-sized community bank, and performed IT audits at Banks around the state of Arkansas.


Jeff is an instructor for the SBS Institute, leans certification programs, performs speaking engagements, and conducts trainings. He additionally is a blog author, has had multiple articles published, and regularly hosts educational webinars.


Learn more about Jeff by connecting on LinkedIn.

 

Event Specialties

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

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Buzz Hillestad

Senior Vice President, Information Security Consultant/DFIR Team Lead - SBS CyberSecurity

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Buzz Hillestad is a Senior Vice President, Information Security Consulting at SBS CyberSecurity, where he works to help organizations identify and understand cybersecurity risks to allow them to make better and more informed business decisions. Buzz is passionate about Digital Forensics and Incident Response. He was a driving force in the creation of the SBS DFIR team, which he currently leads.


Buzz received a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems for Business from Dakota State University and has performed Master-level work in Information Security from the SANS Institute – an internationally recognized best source for cybersecurity education - where he has also obtained his GIAC Certified Forensics Examiner certification. He has been involved with information security practice in Healthcare, Banking, Government, and a variety of other industry verticals for over 15 years.


Buzz is dedicated to sharing his cybersecurity, digital forensics, and incident response knowledge. He is an instructor for the SBS Institute certification program, hosts webinars, and conducts trainings. Buzz additionally is a blog author and has had numerous security publications in magazines and speaks nationally on cybersecurity topics.


Learn more about Buzz by connecting on LinkedIn.


Event Specialties

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

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Cody Delzer

Vice President, Information Security Consultant/Regional Director - SBS CyberSecurity
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Cody Delzer is a Vice President Information Security Consulting for SBS CyberSecurity, where he works to help organizations identify and understand cybersecurity risks to allow them to make better and more informed business decisions.


Cody maintains his CISA certification and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Network Security from Dakota State University, a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education designated by the NSA. Since 2011, Cody has assisted financial institutions and other private industry organizations across the United States with a focus on IT and IT security, systems operations, and information assurance.


Cody is an instructor for the SBS Institute certification program, performs speaking engagements, and conducts trainings. He additionally is a blog author, has had multiple articles published, and hosts educational webinars.


Learn more about Cody by connecting on LinkedIn.

 

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
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Shane Daniel is a Senior Information Security Consultant for SBS CyberSecurity, where he works to help organizations identify and understand cybersecurity risks to allow them to make better and more informed business decisions.


As a former community bank internal auditor and compliance officer, Shane has over 25 years of experience helping financial institutions manage risk and profitability. He is driven to be an expert in his field by maintaining a variety of premier industry certifications, including Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Shane specializes in risk management, information technology audit, Bank Secrecy Act independent testing, compliance management, information security, and internal audit outsourcing.


Shane performs speaking engagements, conducts trainings, has had multiple articles published, and hosts educational webinars.


Learn more about Shane by connecting on LinkedIn.

 

Event Specialties

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

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Katie Shuck

Speaker - SBS Institute

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Katie Shuck is a Cybersecurity Champion with a passion for developing usable security and privacy. Katie works with the CybHER Security Institute and DigForCE Lab at Dakota State University. As an instructor and Chief of Strategy with CybHER, 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. With DigForCE, Katie works with law enforcement agencies and businesses who have been victimized by cyber criminals, as well as with the South Dakota Fusion Center to protect critical infrastructure within the state.


Katie is a consultant for SBS Institute, often speaking about security awareness, and has been an invited speaker for nonprofits, healthcare, business, technology, and banking organizations. She is co-founder and president of the Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) South Dakota Affiliate and is an advisory board member for the National Cyber League. 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, a Certificate in Cryptography from Dakota State University, and is currently pursuing graduate degrees in Cyber Defense and researching data privacy at Dakota State University.


Learn more about Katie by connecting on LinkedIn.
 

Event Specialties

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

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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, where he works to help organizations identify and understand cybersecurity risks to allow them to make better and more informed business decisions.


Cole has a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Network Security from Dakota State University, a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education designated by the NSA. He has over five years of IT auditing, consulting, and information security program development experience.


Cole is an instructor for the SBS Institute certification program, performs speaking engagements, and conducts trainings. He additionally is a blog author, has had multiple articles published, and hosts educational webinars.


Learn more about Cole by connecting on LinkedIn.

 

Event Specialties

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