ERM Security Director Joins CU Times’ Cybersecurity Conference
A new speaker has joined the lineup for CU Times’ complimentary virtual event, “Data Breach Defense!” David Brown, director of ERM Security, will present “Lessons Learned: How Several Credit Unions Now Combat Cyber Threats,” in which he'll discuss how a few of his credit union clients handled the aftermath of a data breach. He’ll share their anonymous stories of how they became data breach targets, how the attacks impacted them financially and reputationally, and what they would do differently next time. Session attendees will gain a better understanding of the types of attacks occurring and what a credit union can do to minimize its chances of being breached.
ERM Security, a credit union security consulting firm based in Charlotte, N.C., recently partnered with CU Times to produce a free NCUA Audit Guide. Readers can download a copy of the best-practices manual here.
If you haven’t yet registered for Data Breach Defense, be sure to do so ASAP. Attendees will have the chance to weigh their credit union’s liability and risks, as well as discover key security measures for warding off cybercriminals. Plus, we’ll cover the latest legislative and regulatory news in regard to cybersecurity and how it could affect credit unions.
In addition to Brown, the all-day event will feature insights from top security and regulatory experts and CU Times staff members, including:
- Jim Stickley, CEO of Stickley on Security
- CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle
- Tim Segerson, deputy director of the NCUA Office of Examination and Insurance
- Gene Fredriksen, vice president, chief information security officer for PSCU
- Sue Landauer, forensic accountant for Wojeski & Company CPAs
- Ann D. Davidson, vice president of risk consulting for Allied Solutions, LLC
- CU Times Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Sarah Snell Cooke
- CU Times Executive Editor Heather Anderson
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Attendees will also benefit from an interactive exhibit hall showcasing business partners’ tools that can help keep credit unions safe, and a communications and resource center for interacting with presenters, show sponsors, peers and other show attendees in real time.
Register for “Data Breach Defense” here, and be sure to spread the word!
See the next page for a full, updated agenda.
Know Your Vulnerabilities: Credit Unions Are Only as Secure as Their Weakest Links
The term data breach strikes fear in the hearts of businesses and consumers alike. The bad news is that they are growing in frequency and complexity. As a credit union, where do you begin to keep up on the growing trends? Are your technology and other security measures keeping pace with the latest ventures of cybercriminals? What do employees at every level of the credit union need to know to actively prevent an attack? Attend this opening keynote and gain valuable insight into the very real threats out there and how to strengthen your overall IT defenses.
Show intro: Elliot Markowitz
Moderator: CU Times Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Sarah Snell Cooke
Speaker: Jim Stickley
Gold Sponsor Presentation: Cybersecurity Lessons We Must Learn
The security of member information is a critical success factor for all credit unions. This session provides a unique perspective on an old problem. To be successful in thwarting attacks, we must continually advance our skills and methods as threats continue to morph. Attend this informational session to learn state-of-the-art prevention methods based on emerging threats and gain insights relating to the future of data security.
Speaker: Gene Fredriksen, vice president, chief information security officer, PSCU
Understanding Government’s Role in Thwarting Cyber Attacks
The government seems to want to be engaged in every aspect of your credit union, but what about stopping data breaches? It’s a complex issue, and Congress has been characteristically slow to act legislatively. Learn about the legislative and political climate concerning cybersecurity. The NCUA is working on cybersecurity issues affecting your credit union. Join this hot button panel and find out what the federal regulators have been doing, what the NCUA expects from credit unions, and what’s to come for credit unions as part of the agency’s oversight mission.
Moderator: Elliot Markowitz
CU Times Executive Editor Heather Anderson
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle
Tim Segerson, deputy director of the NCUA Office of Examination and Insurance
Lessons Learned: How Several Credit Unions Now Combat Cyber Threats
Credit unions have been victims in the myriad data breaches over the last couple of years. There are financial implications, and reputational and other risks associated with a data breach. Join this hot button panel and hear directly from a consultant whose credit union clients have been there. Learn what happened, how it happened and the lessons learned. Attend this session and gain a better understanding about the types of attacks occurring and what a credit union can do to minimize its chances of being breached.
Speaker: David Brown, director, ERM Security
Identifying the Threats From Within
Despite all of the focus on the latest breaches, sometimes the data isn’t manipulated by some evil cybercriminal and the crime hits a little closer to home. This summer CU Times reported on a former credit union manager who stole $2 million over 13 years by simply putting cash in her purse from the vault and making it look like the money was on deposit at a correspondent bank. In another instance, a loan officer stole $118 million by boosting friends’ loan amounts and just taking it from their deposit accounts. Join this live hot button panel and discover the steps credit unions need to take to protect their information and assets from internal attacks.
Moderator: Jack Sweeny, contributor, strategic content, ALM Marketing Solutions
CU Times Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Sarah Snell Cooke
Ann Davidson, vice president of risk consulting for Allied Solutions
Sue Landauer, forensic accountant for Wojeski & Company CPAs