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Hacker Hour

The Hacker Hour webinar series is an interactive and engaging cybersecurity training experience - free of charge. Each month, our host invites a cybersecurity expert to join the Hacker Hour to discuss current cybersecurity issues and emerging trends. Attendees are encouraged to join the conversation, submit questions, share ideas, and provide topic suggestions. SBS CyberSecurity will also offer products and services to help relieve the stress of specific cybersecurity issues your organization might be experiencing.

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Hacker Hour

Title: Hacker Hour: Make the Most of Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Date: Wednesday, September 29
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM CDT

Description: Cybersecurity Awareness Month is back this October for its 18th year to educate the Nation about cybersecurity and how everyone can be safer online. The nationwide initiative provides a great opportunity each year to evaluate the cybersecurity culture of your company and how you can share your knowledge and resources with your customers and community.

Join SBS as we discuss the resources you can utilize to bring attention to cybersecurity awareness, in turn reducing cyber risk for your organization, your customers, and your business partners.

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Title: Hacker Hour: Firewall Review Best Practices

Description: Firewall technology has been a trusted component of network security for decades, but that doesn't make it a "set it and forget it" asset. Quite the opposite, actually. New threats, new technology, and new services or processes can affect the effectiveness of your firewall. As the first and main line of defense between your trusted internal network and untrusted external networks, periodic reviews of your firewall rules and configurations is an important security best practice.

Join SBS as we review the components of a thorough firewall review as well as how to enhance your next review.

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Hacker Hour HostMeet the Host

Nick Podhradsky, Senior Vice President at SBS CyberSecurity

Nick is on a mission to help organizations understand basic cybersecurity principles and incorporate a stronger culture of security. Since 2016 Nick has hosted the monthly "Hacker Hour" webinar series, which aims to help attendees understand basic cybersecurity principles. Nick has been selected as a guest lecturer at the Dakota State University GenCyber camp and frequently speaks at local Chamber of Commerce groups and other user groups. Nick has 10 years of experience in the banking industry and holds a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Dakota State University. He is a Certified Banking Security Manager and Certified Banking Incident Handler.

Contact Nick at or 605-770-3926.


Past Hacker Hours

{Hacker Hour} Make the Most of Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Join SBS as we discuss the resources can utilize to bring attention to cybersecurity awareness, in turn reducing cyber risk for your organization, your customers, and your business partners.

{Hacker Hour} Producing an Effective Business Impact Analysis
Join SBS as we walk through the process of conducting a business impact analysis and discuss the important components that can help your business be more prepared to react to disruptions.

{Hacker Hour} Firewall Review Best Practices
Join SBS as we review the components of a thorough firewall review as well as how to enhance your next review.

{Hacker Hour} Enhancing Customer Security Awareness Training
Join SBS as we discuss how organizations like yours provide customer cybersecurity education. We will also share ideas on how to enhance your current customer training program.

{Hacker Hour} Successful Tabletop Testing Strategies
Join SBS as we discuss the benefits of consistent tabletop testing and effective testing strategies. We will also share a step-by-step meeting structure you can take back to streamline your next tabletop test.

{Hacker Hour} The Rise of the vCISO
Join SBS as we discuss why the vCISO is on the rise and discover the pros and cons of considering this model for your organization in the future.

{Hacker Hour} The Importance of Patch Management
Join SBS as we discuss the importance of patch management, what is holding organizations back from timely patching, and what you can do to help your organization improve its patch management program.

{Hacker Hour} Five Conversations to Have Before Your Next Internal Penetration Test
Join SBS as we walk through the process of conducting an internal penetration test and discuss some common findings and recommendations that can come from conducting such an activity.

{Hacker Hour} 7 Steps to Build an Incident Response Playbook
 Join SBS as we walk through the seven steps to creating an Incident Response Playbook tailored to your organization.

{Hacker Hour} Are You Prepared for an Incident?
Join SBS as we discuss what steps you can take today to start assessing your incident response readiness and strengthen your organization's ability to respond.

Hacker Hour: Red Team and Purple Team Testing
Join us as we define the differences in red team and purple team testing and discuss which might be best for your organization.

Hacker Hour: Spooky Business Email Compromise Attacks
Join SBS as we discuss the spooky techniques that hackers are using this season to compromise your networks. We will share simple fixes you can deploy to ensure that you are not haunted by a compromise.

Hacker Hour: Vendor Review Walk Through
Join SBS as we walk through the process of conducting a vendor review and discuss how organizations can structure their overall vendor management program.

Hacker Hour: Cyber Law and Insurance - Surviving an Incident
Join SBS and Dickinson Law as we discuss common questions and issues that arise during an incident as well as what information you should know about your policy to quickly take action. Additionally, we will review a couple of case studies that cover real-world scenarios that will arm your institution against the next incident.

{Hacker Hour} Open the Tackle Box and Go Phishing
Join SBS as we discuss tips and tricks to keep your internal phishing program fresh and continually push the maturity level of your security awareness program.

{Hacker Hour} Key Components of Your Annual GLBA Report
Join SBS as we outline a comprehensive and repeatable template that can be used to build your own annual GLBA report. We will walk through the essential report components and troubleshoot common issues.

{Special Report Hacker Hour} FSSCC Releases New Cybersecurity Framework
The FSSCC has released a new cybersecurity framework call the “Cybersecurity Profile.” The Profile is a standards-based tool to help guide financial services institutions in developing and maintaining a cybersecurity risk management program. Join SBS as we review the framework and provide answers to common questions.

{Hacker Hour} Taking Cybersecurity From the Basement to the Boardroom
For this Hacker Hour, we asked a selection of past attendees to share the most common issues they struggle with when communicating cybersecurity needs to their Board. Join us to discuss how to boost cybersecurity from its hiding spot in the basement to a consistent topic in the boardroom.