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{Webinar} Don’t Be the Next Bank Held Hostage by Ransomware

Don't Be the Next Bank Held Hostage By Ransomware Webinar


Date: Thursday, May 6  |  Time: 1:30 - 3:00 PM CT  |  Price: $269
Recording available.


The FBI shares that the “bad guys” have turned ransomware into a multi-billion-dollar industry.  An industry that isn’t going away and one that involves vigilance to prevent access to the evildoers. Who is the most vulnerable to being seduced into clicking on a link, giving information to a caller or access to a person who shows up?  Everyone. Everyone that has a computer, everyone that gets email, everyone that talks to people in person or by phone. 

All of us are gaining a new sense of what it means to manage risk associated with inadequate security that addresses modern crimes. Remember when security at your company meant teaching everyone about locking the door, sealing the vault, and turning on the alarm? How about when security training was all about what to do in the event of a robbery? Learning key characteristics of forged checks and counterfeit currency to try to prevent a loss? Sometimes security decisions are evident and deemed necessary due to rising crime, sometimes we have a false sense of security. It’s hard to imagine that it could happen to you, to your bank, to your community or client.

While you are reading this, somewhere a bank has a lender that is answering a call from a highly valued customer sharing that they had a breach and now are at the mercy of a hacker making demands. What new steps have you taken to make it harder for a virtual scam artist to hold your bank hostage?

What can you do? Most likely, you have activated two-factor authentication in an attempt to stop opening the gate to someone posing as your customer and most likely you have added more stringent requirements for online banking passwords. You run updates and patches continuously to stay ahead of the vulnerabilities. What else can you do today to manage the risk associated with cybercrime?

Join us for this fast-moving, highly informative webinar that helps you weigh the risk of what could happen to your bank and what action to take or dollars to spend to protect against cybercrime. We will help you discover the best options available to educate and protect against being the next victim held hostage by today’s clever and sleazy cybercriminals.  

What Will You Learn:

  • The latest happenings with ransomware and digital incidents of compromise.
  • Ways to stay vigilant about outpacing new and advanced threats.
  • How to raise the bar and expectations needed from all stakeholders to help protect against cybercrime.
  • Techniques that make cybersecurity training stick with all team members:
    • Directors
    • Officers
    • Staff
  • Spot the ways cyber con artists succeed as imposters:
    • On the phone
    • Online
    • In person


SBS Presenters:

  • Chad Knutson, CISSP, CRISC, CISA
    President/CISO, SBS CyberSecurity
  • Curtis Cutler, CISSP, CISA, C|EH
    Senior Network Security Engineer, SBS CyberSecurity
  • Honey Shelton, CEO - SBS CyberSecurity


Security Officers, Information Security Officer, IT Manager, Risk Officer, Internal Auditor, Board members, Compliance Officer, Training Manager, Trainers or other management team members looking for a solid understanding of the current cybersecurity threats and what steps are needed to stay on top of your bank’s cybersecurity.


SBS Institute 1.5 CPEs*: CBSM, CBSTP, CBCM, CBSE 
ISC2*: Estimated 1.5 hrs. CISSP
ISACA*: Estimated 1.5 hrs. CISA, CISM, CRISC



Hacker Hour webinars are a series of free webinars hosted by SBS CyberSecurity. Unlike paid webinars, Hacker Hours are aimed to meet on a monthly basis to discuss cybersecurity issues and trends in an open format. Attendees are encouraged to join the conversation and get their questions answered. SBS will also offer products and services to help financial institutions with these specific issues.

Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Categories: Blog, Webinars, Webinar