About Us | Contact Us
View Cart

Mark Your Calendars: IBA IT Security Conference

By Vigilize | Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - Leave a Comment

Mark your calendars!

The Indiana Bankers Association has scheduled their annual Information Technology (IT) Security Conference for 2010.   This year’s conference is scheduled for October 13th and 14th.   Details of that event will be coming soon, once they are finalized.   But for now, you can mark your calendars and plan on attending!!

For your reference, here’s the Indiana Bankers Association’s report from last year’s event:


IT Security Conference Helps Attendees Lessen Future Risk

Laurie A. Rees, Vice President-Education & Training, Indiana Bankers Association (December 2009)

The second annual IT Security Conference, presented by the Indiana Bankers Association and Community Bankers Association of Ohio, was held Oct. 21 and 22 at the Grand Victoria Resort & Casino in Rising Sun. The conference provided an opportunity for bankers to network with other information technology security officers, while learning from industry experts.

Dan Hadaway, managing partner of Infotex Inc., a preferred service provider of the IBA, opened the event with a reminder to take a team approach to information security. He encouraged attendees to network for future planning, auditing, remediation and response processes.

Other presenters included Karl Fox, founding partner of Lithik Systems Inc., who addressed new attack methods, including social engineering and “drive-by hacks.” The next presentation, “Hack Attack Live,” by Matt Jonkman, president of Emerging Threats, continued the theme of vigilance.

Dr. Eugene Spafford, professor at Purdue University, CERIAS,* intentionally presented without PowerPoint to illustrate that new technology is not always needed. Steve Romig, associate director, Ohio State University, shared examples of spam and phishing.

Cindy Krumanaker, First Federal Savings Bank, Huntington; Dennis Teague, MainSource Bank, Greensburg; Gary Kern, MutualBank, Muncie; Al Fullerton, First Bank Richmond, NA; and Robert Michels, The First National Bank of Dennison, Ohio, participated in a business continuity panel discussion. Various approaches were examined, and the panel concluded that the planning process needs to involve management team members from several areas of the bank.

Lee Wetherington of ProfitStars,® a division of Jack Henry & Associates Inc., emphasized the need to fully understanding future technologies such as mobile banking. He pointed out that, with the advent of smart phones, online banking is exposed to the risks of mobile banking.

A regulator panel with representatives of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Office of Thrift Supervision, Federal Reserve Bank and Indiana Department of Financial Institutions answered anonymous questions posed through panel facilitator Dan Hadaway. Each examiner discussed what he or she considered important in the examination process and addressed the question, “How do we prepare for exams?” Key points made by the examiners were the need for banks to focus on risk assessment, and the importance of providing awareness training at all levels of the bank—board, management team, technology staff, general users and customers.

The conference was a success, and IBA is eager to offer it again next year.

 


 

Latest News
    Employees working from home may find it more difficult to follow security policies… An article review. The surge in employees working from home during the pandemic created many headaches for IT departments around the world, many of whom had no telecommuting policies or procedures before the start… but what about the employees who had to […]
    A Webinar-Movie infotex presents the 2021 update of a previously released webinar presented by our Lead Non-Technical Auditor, Adam Reynolds. This movie-short is intended for those who are planning to participate in an infotex Incident Response Test. Not sure about the importance of an Incident Response Test? Check out onetest.infotex.com for more information! Please let […]
    PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUSINESS NEWS INFOTEX PROMOTES BRYAN BONNELL TO DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER infotex, the Managed Security Service Provider, announced Bryan Bonnell’s promotion from Senior Data Security Analyst to Digital Media Manager.  “He will continue his normal DSA duties on a limited basis, because we want everybody to stay in touch with […]
    PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUSINESS NEWS RYAN HENSLER OF INFOTEX, EARNS CISSP CERTIFICATE Ryan Hensler, Senior NOC Associate of infotex, Inc., recently received the CISSP certification. “Ryan has proven himself to be a seasoned security professional both in his work for infotex and now through achieving this certification.” said Sean Waugh, Information Security Officer. […]
    Dubious app store subscriptions bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue… An article review. When it comes to malicious applications you’re probably familiar with things like malware and ransomware, and you have ways to avoid them.  Modern desktop and smartphone operating systems have built-in malware detection tools, and some web browsers even automatically […]
    Another Manifesto A supply-chain manifesto by the author of Never Say Never: A Password Manifesto! Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . [Sssshh.  Turn out the lights.  Let’s lower our inner voices, as I have something to propose that might be a bit […]
    Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Download the large versions here: Awareness Poster (Portrait) Awareness Poster (Landscape)   You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office.  
    While malware and security exploits continue to make headlines, the majority of reported security incidents involve phishing… An article review. With all the attention given recently to security incidents involving software exploits and high-profile malware attacks, it would be easy to believe that they represented the most likely incidents you may encounter in the wild.  […]
    Implementing Protective DNS could help your organization avoid attack… An article review. Noting the risks still associated with the Domain Name System (DNS), the National Security Agency and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have recently released new guidance on the selection and use of a Protective DNS service (PDNS). The guidance, released in […]
    A Webinar-Movie In 2018 the NCUA started reviewing credit unions with $1 billion or more in assets using a tool known as the Automated Cybersecurity Examination Tool, or ACET. The expansion to smaller credit unions is inevitable. In the new year, credit unions should now think about how they can come into compliance with the […]