The 2019 WBA Secur-I.T. Conference, held Sept. 17-18 in Wisconsin Dells, will bring together technology, operations, and security banking professionals from all around the state of Wisconsin for education and networking. Attendees will benefit from over seven hours of presentations from nationally recognized speakers and local professionals, network with more than 125 banking peers, and meet several exhibitors who offer products and services to improve their banks’ technology, security, and customer experience.  

Get Team Pricing! 

Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same bank, so send your whole team! The registration fee of $350/attendee includes conference materials, Tuesday refreshments, lunch, and reception, as well as Wednesday breakfast and refreshments. If your bank brings multiple attendees, each person after the first registrant will receive the discount of $300/attendee. To receive this discount, you must register everyone at the same time. 

The conference will begin with Blurred Lines between Physical and Cyber Security, presented by Ben Hayden of SHAZAM. This session will focus on how the separate threats to both physical security and cybersecurity are often one and the same. You’ll walk away with knowledge on how hackers can use the vulnerabilities in your physical facilities to gain access and how criminals can use online resources to exploit your employees and plan their crime.  

After a quick break, Rayleen Pirnie, RP Payments Risk Consulting Services, will present Crisis Communication Plans, a session covering tornadoes, cyber-attacks, email mishaps, vendor breaches, and everything in between. Adequately addressing crisis incidents, while still alleviating customer concerns, requires timely and effective communication with internal and external stakeholders. After Pirnie’s presentation, you’ll have the tools to help your bank successfully overcome any security threat, such as the three stages of effective crisis communication plans. The afternoon will continue and conclude with several workshop sessions after Pirnie’s presentation.  

Day two of the conference will begin after breakfast with a Government Relations Update and a Data Breach Panel Discussion. Then attendees will learn about Emerging Trends in Banking Technology: Decision Time for Community Banks. This session will focus on the customer demand for enhanced retail delivery channels and how community banks can compete with big banks, credit unions, and non-banks to offer attractive, ground-breaking tools to help retail customers improve their financial health. Jack Vonder Heide, Technology Briefing Centers, Inc., will provide an overview of the technology landscape we can expect to see in the next two years and the critical steps banks must take to develop solid, forward-looking strategies to retain and attract retail customers.  

Former CIA Chief of Counterintelligence Jim Olson will close the conference with his thrilling and informative session To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence. Olson will describe his undercover career in the CIA, his past training, and the current role of the CIA in the Global War on Terrorism, as well as other issues affecting the safety and security of American citizens. By the end of this session, attendees will be taken on an actual espionage operation Olson and his wife carried out in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. 

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