> Webinar: The “Anonymous” Bank Hack: Lessons Learned & Actions to Take Now!

Thursday, March 07, 2013
3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
4:30 PM


On Monday, February 4, the world learned of a large-scale data breach involving approximately 4,600 bank executives.  The hacktivist group, known as “Anonymous”, claimed responsibility for this incident and posted data publicly on the Internet.  It has since been confirmed that the publicized information was obtained from the Federal Reserve’s Emergency Communications System (ECS).  Included in this breach was not only public bank and executive information, but sensitive information including cell and home phone numbers, user accounts, hashed passwords with salts, bank and personal email addresses, and external IP addresses.

What does this mean for the institutions that were included on this list?  What does this mean for financial institution information security in general?  This important webinar will address these questions and provide some additional details about the breach and why this hack is more important than you may realize.


  • What happened during the breach?
  • Who is “Anonymous”?
  • Statistics about the breach
  • Why did they do it?
  • What does it mean for you and your credit union?
  • What does it mean globally?
  • What immediate steps should you take now to protect your financial institution?

This informative session is designed for presidents, operations executives, IT security officers, IT managers, IT committee members, compliance officers, risk managers, and others who want to fully understand the implications of this security breach.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS – Dr. Kevin Streff & Jon Waldman, Secure Banking Solutions
Dr. Streff is the Director of the Center for Information Assurance at Dakota State, which has been recognized by the National Security Agency and The Department of Homeland Security as a national center of academic excellence in information assurance.  He has extensive knowledge of the financial services industry, including banking, insurance, and credit operations, and speaks nationally on security issues and solutions relevant to small and medium-sized financial institutions. 

Dr. Streff is the founder and managing partner of Secure Banking Solutions, a security consulting firm focused on improving security in financial institutions across the country.  He is also President of InfraGard – South Dakota, a partnership program between private industry and the U.S. government (represented by the FBI).  He has testified to Congressional committees on behalf of small and medium-sized financial institutions regarding cyber security issues affecting their organizations.

Jon Waldman, Vice-President of Professional Services and co-founder of Secure Banking Solutions, LLC, is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).  At Dakota State University, Jon received a Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems and a Master’s in Information Assurance with an emphasis in Banking and Finance Security.  Over the last eight years, he has helped financial institutions across the country create and implement comprehensive, valuable, and manageable Information Security Programs. 


PLEASE NOTE: Your registration fee allows you to have one telephone connection. However, as many people as you like may listen from your office speaker phone.  If you register for the webinar, your registration fee also includes one internet connection from a single computer terminal.


The LIVE WEBINAR option allows you to have one telephone connection for the audio portion and one Internet connection (from a single computer terminal) to view online visuals as the presentation is delivered. You may have as many people as you like listen from your office speaker phone.  Registrants receive a toll-free number and pass code that will allow entrance to the seminar. The session will be approximately 90 minutes, including question and answer sessions. Seminar materials, including instructions, pin number, and handouts will be emailed to you prior to the broadcast. You will need the most current version of Adobe Reader available free at www.adobe.com.

Can't attend the live webinar?  The ON-DEMAND WEB LINK** is a recording of the live event including audio, visuals, and handouts. We even provide the presenter's email address so you may ask follow-up questions. Approximately 1 week prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with the web link. This web link can be viewed anytime 24/7, beginning 6 business days AFTER the webinar and will expire 6 months after the live program date.  But there's more . . . AS AN ADDED BONUS, you will also receive a FREE audio/visual CD ROM.* The CD ROM includes the original audio/visual presentation, the question and answer sessions, and the handouts. Use the on-demand link or this "off-the-shelf" training program for those that could not attend the live seminar and for future training.

*CD Rom for PC use only
**All materials are subject to copyright and intended for your credit union's use only.

NEW! Listen on your iPad, iPhone, or Android. Instructions will be emailed to you with the on-demand link.

$199.00 Webinar per connection
$199.00 Archived On-Demand Web Link & Free CD ROM
$249.00 Both Live Webinar & Archived On-Demand Web Link & Free CD ROM

TIME: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To register and pay by check, email Mary Zelinsky at mzelinsky@njcul.org and your credit union will be invoiced. To register and pay online, click here.