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DefenseStorm Cybersecurity Expert Alex Hernandez to Address the Oklahoma Bankers Association CFO and Financial Officers Conference

By The Associated Press

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 13, 2018--Bankers attending the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s CFO & Financial Officers Conference 2018 on February 15 will hear from a variety of experts highlighting strategies for improving Return on Assets (ROA) and Return on Equity (ROE) performance against a backdrop of increasingly challenging times for the banking industry. Alex Hernandez, a bank-focused cybersecurity expert, will discuss strategies for cost-effectively thwarting cybersecurity threats prevalent in banking, and will highlight strategies C-level executives can use to efficiently and confidently manage and adhere to compliance requirements centered on keeping banks safe and sound. Hernandez is a vice president at DefenseStorm, which provides cybersecurity and cybercompliance technology and services specifically built for banking.

The conference is on Thursday, February 15 from 9:00 a.m. CST to 3:30 p.m. CST, with registration available online beforehand and on-site at 8:30 a.m. CST. Hernandez’s hour-long session, “Understanding Today’s Threat Landscape + Threat & Vulnerability Management = A Winning Security Combination for Banks,” begins at 10:00 a.m. CST. Hernandez will identify current IT threats, issues, and trends bankers face, including rising liability with respect to C-level executives and Boards of Directors. Bankers will explore how to assess the efficacy of their threat and vulnerability programs, and will learn practical, actionable steps they can take to determine if a sound risk management process is in place, especially against the backdrop of escalating threats and changing regulatory viewpoints. Hernandez will cover how to take corrective actions if necessary, help bankers understand where threats originate and how to combat them, and share cybersecurity predictions for 2018. Attendees will return to their banks equipped to implement ideas shared during the session.

The conference will take place at the Harris Event Center at the Oklahoma Bankers Association, 643 NE 41 st Street, Oklahoma City, OK. For information on additional speakers and registration fees go to https://oba.com/event/cfo-conference/ or call 405-424-5252.

About DefenseStorm

DefenseStorm provides cybersecurity and cybercompliance solutions specifically built for banking. The company delivers the only co-managed, cloud-based and compliance-automated solution of its kind – as both a technology system and as a service supported by experts in financial institution security and compliance. The DefenseStorm GRID watches everything on a financial institution’s network and matches it to defined policies for real time, complete and proactive cyber exposure readiness, keeping security teams smart and executives accountable to their customers, communities, regulators and Boards. The system aggregates event data across all cybersecurity tools and links policies to real time alerts so that financial institutions can prove to regulators they are both secure and compliant with evolving FFIEC cybersecurity requirements as well as with other regulations and their own policies. For more information please visit www.DefenseStorm.com.

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CONTACT: Arketi Group for DefenseStorm

Star VanderHaar, 404-929-0091 ext. 206 (O)

M: 404-822-6819

F: 404-321-3397

svanderhaar@arketi.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA GEORGIA OKLAHOMA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SECURITY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANKING

SOURCE: DefenseStorm

Copyright Business Wire 2018.

PUB: 02/13/2018 01:03 PM/DISC: 02/13/2018 01:03 PM

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