Held Sept. 17-18 at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, the 2019 WBA SecurIT Conference brought together over 200 attendees for networking and professional development, focused on bank technology, security and operations. In addition to several keynote sessions and nine breakout session options, attendees enjoyed networking with a sold-out exhibit hall full of vendors. 

Tuesday’s agenda was jam-packed with general sessions and breakout sessions for the 124 bankers in attendance. The opening session with SHAZAM’s Ben Hayden was all about the ways that hackers are using vulnerabilities in physical facilities to gain access, resulting in cyber security issues. In the event of such a crisis, Rayleen Pirnie shared the three stages of effective crisis communication plans. 

New and improved in the exhibit hall this year, vendors had a chance to demo their products live and real-time. Three vendors showcased their products with an engaged audience of bankers surrounding the demo area, followed by more in-depth conversations for those with more questions. 

A panel of vendors talking about data breaches started off the day on Wednesday. The conference ended with a standing ovation for former CIA Chief of Intelligence, James Olson, who shared his story of an actual espionage operation that he and his wife carried out in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. 

Missed out on this year’s amazing conference, or just want to reminisce? Click here to view a photo album from the event! 

Thank you to our conference sponsors! 

  • Convergint Technologies 
  • FIPCO 
  • Fortinet