2020 Cybersecurity Think Tank

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A virtual roundtable with cybersecurity experts to discuss business best practices for security from cyber threats.

About this Event

A lack of focus on cybersecurity can be greatly damaging to a business. According to reports, about half off all cyber attacks target small businesses in the United States and 60% of small businesses that are victims of a cyber attack go out of business within six months. Fortunately, there are measures that can be taken to minimize the risk of theses damaging attacks.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the threat to businesses and what's happening in Southeastern Wisconsin and around the Midwest
  • Learn more about the impact a cybersecurity incident can have to a business
  • Hear about new trends across the cybersecurity landscape
  • Discover steps to minimize risks to your organization
  • Hear from experts in business, law enforcement, technology, security, banking and insurance.

Panelists

  • Jim Temmer, President - Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin
    Jim Temmer is the President/CEO of the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin. He is committed to promoting integrity and increasing trust in the marketplace. Temmer previously served as the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Bar Association and the MBA Foundation. Temmer spent 10 years leading museums and cultural organizations around Wisconsin.  For his efforts at the Wisconsin Historical Society, The American Association of Museums honored him with their 2001 Nancy Hanks Memorial Award for Professional Excellence.  Temmer has degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Marquette University.  He lives in West Bend with his wife Janet, 10 chickens and thousands of bees.
     
  • DJ Rodrian, Owner/President - Rodrian Insurance
    D. J. Rodrian is President and owner of Rodrian Insurance, based in Brookfield, WI.  Rodrian Insurance in an independent agency representing dozens of carriers since 1973.  Serving as the agent to 500 business owners, D. J. has more than 25 years’ experience providing insurance solutions for companies large and small.  D. J. is familiar with the evolving world of “Cyber Insurance” in its various forms.
     
  • April DeValkenaere, Waukesha County District Attorney's Office
    April DeValkenaere, SBWCP, CFCI, has a vast array of experiences including retail, computer technology, law enforcement, banking, courts, prosecution, and education. She has been with the Waukesha County District Attorney’s office, as a paralegal specializing in white collar crime since 2014.  April became a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI) in 2018 and a State Bar of Wisconsin Certified Paralegal (SBWCP) in 2019. She is the current President of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) Wisconsin Chapter, a member of the Wisconsin Association of Fraud Investigators (WAFI) and of the Financial Crimes Investigators (FCI) of greater Madison.  In 2018, April served on the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Task Force for Elder Financial Exploitation and since 2019, serves on the Wisconsin AG’s Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Team, and locally she participates in the Waukesha County Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST).  Additionally, April is the Founder of Fortress Financial Education, LLC, started in 2019 to educate individuals, businesses and agencies how to protect their fortress!  Please visit www.protectyourfortess.com to learn more.
     
  • Joel Bork, Threat Hunter - IronNet Cybersecurity
    Joel is a seasoned Threat Hunter, network and social engineer, pen tester, trainer and presenter on cybersecurity attacks and threats. At IronNet, Joel works with state of the art security teams around the globe to defend their IT infrastructure. Joel has unique skills and experience in hunting advanced adversaries across environments using advanced hunt systems and anomaly detection, while researching advanced threat actor tools and techniques. Prior to joining IronNet, Joel worked for Cyber Incision and nDepth Security. Joel holds an MS in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance degree as well as BA in Cybersecurity and Computer Networks.
     
  • Steve Clark, Senior VP - Wisconsin Bank and Trust
    Steve Clark, Treasury Management Sales Manager for Wisconsin Bank and Trust, has been in the financial services industry for 35 years and leading treasury teams for more than two decades. His responsibilities include relationship management, product education, issue management and sales development.  He has worked exclusively in the Wisconsin market and his expertise comes from serving a variety of markets including C&I, municipal, healthcare and service industries. Steve’s technical expertise comes from his many years working in emerging technology while at M&I Data Services (n.k.a. FIS Global). At M&I Data, Steve was a Senior Business Analyst working in consumer and commercial banking platforms. As a sales manager for Wisconsin Bank and Trust he continues to provide the most up-to-date product offerings to his clients. With the ever changing banking rules, regulations and emerging products, he values the satisfaction of knowing that his clients have the most up-to-date options banking has to offer.  Steve has his Bachelors of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University and is a board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter. 
     
  • Isaac Monteagudo, CEO - SWICKtech
    Isaac Monteagudo serves as CEO of SWICKtech. He believes that companies can unlock growth by embracing technology to better serve customers and employees.  It’s why SWICKtech puts relationships first. Isaac’s passion for technology began at a young age. He wrote his first computer program at 10-years-old and has worked on technology and leadership ever since. While at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Isaac was fortunate enough to serve as one of only 12 students in the US to lead Student Technology Services (a program to build future technology leaders through real work) for a major university. There he helped build the help desk and computer lab programs. He also was one of six students to serve on the Chancellor’s Black and Gold Commission. Isaac founded Infrastructure Management for Small Business (IM4SB) which would later become SWICKtech. Isaac enjoys volunteering as a Lego Robotics Coach and spending weekends with his wife and five children.

SWICKtech values continued learning and thought leadership in technology for small and medium-sized businesses in Milwaukee. These completely free Brain Food Events are a way to provide value for our entire community as we together strive to make the Greater Milwaukee Area a great place to do business.

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