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SMP to Discuss Cybersecurity Preparedness at The Bank Summit 2014

Originally appeared on PRLog (Sep. 23, 2014) 

WHO: Peter Bamber, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, Vice President, Information Security Consulting Services, for Security Management Partners (, a leading, independent information security and assurance firm

WHAT: Will exhibit and present the session, "Cybersecurity Preparedness and the FFIEC Cybersecurity Initiative” at The Bank Summit 2014.

WHEN: The Summit will take place on Thursday, October 9, 2014.

Bamber is scheduled to speak from 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT.

The Bank Summit 2014
Holiday Inn Boxborough
242 Adams Place
Boxborough, MA 01719

Security Management Partners will also exhibit in Booth No. 610.

Earlier this year, the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) launched a pilot program at more than 500 institutions, to help state and federal regulators assess how these community financial institutions manage cybersecurity preparedness in order to understand and mitigate increasing cyber risks. During The Bank Summit 2014, Peter Bamber, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, Vice President, Information Security Consulting Services, for Security Management Partners will discuss what is being learned from the FFIEC pilot program and provide an update on what financial institutions can do to protect their organizations from the threat of cyber-attacks. Bamber will highlight the aims of the program including risk management, cybersecurity controls, cyber incident management, vendor risk management, service provider oversight and understanding threat intelligence. In addition, Bamber will explain how the program is helping regulators make risk-informed decisions that will enhance the effectiveness of supervisory programs, guidance and examiner training. Session attendees will learn details of the FFIEC pilot program and what these efforts mean for their organization.

IT leaders and finance executives who are interested in learning more about the FFIEC pilot program and cybersecurity preparedness for financial institutions are encouraged to attend this informative session. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with Security Management Partners at Booth No. 610 during exhibition hours. For more information about The Bank Summit, click here

Upcoming: Credit Union Association of New York Annual Meeting & Convention

WHAT: SMP to exhibit at the Credit Union Association of New York Annual Meeting & Convention.

WHEN: Thursday, June 19 & Friday, June 20, 2014

WHERE: The Saratoga Hilton at City Center - 534 Broadway Saratoga, NY

DETAILS: Security Management Partners will exhibit the latest IT security solutions at the Credit Union Association of New York Annual Meeting & Convention at Booth #19.

Upcoming Event: This Thursday, April 3 - Securing Your Virtual Environment

WHO: Matt Repicky, Senior Consultant for Security Management Partners with a CISSP from ISC2 and CISA from ISACA. 

WHAT: Will present on Securing Your Virtual Environment during the (ISC)2 Eastern Massachusetts Chapter April 2014 event. 

WHEN: Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. 

WHERE(ISC)2 Eastern Massachusetts Chapter - Kaspersky Labs, 500 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Mass. 

To RSVP, please visit:


"Understanding security in the virtualization environment is about identifying risks and threats and developing controls to address them. The threats in virtualization are attacks against the hypervisor and the built-in services of the virtualization platform. The risks are unavailability, improper access and improper configuration of the systems. The talk will cover controls you can implement to secure against the risks and threats to maintain control over your environment and information."

Matt Repicky is a Senior Consultant for Security Management Partners with a CISSP from ISC2 and CISA from ISACA. Matt works on a variety of projects for SMP that range from risk based reviews of security programs and infrastructure to active testing of networks and applications. He works primarily with corporations in the financial industry and healthcare with special attention to regulation requirements in these areas. His background in virtualization comes from working with clients and SMP to design, manage, monitor and assess virtual environments.