Lunch and Learn: Emerging Cyber Challenges for Banks – Threat Evolution, Regulatory Compliance and Government Privacy Laws @ Greensboro - High Point Marriott
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


This lunch and learn is being presented by @RISK Technologies, and is designed to conduct a common sense explanation of how banks can defend and excel in designing and deploying a cost-effective and advanced cyber security posture while achieving a continuous and measurable risk management to not just baseline compliance requirements, but to exceed them.

Bank executives and their staff not only have to contend with state and federal financial regulatory agencies, but these agencies continuously issue new cyber security standards and guidelines. Unfortunately, these regulations aren’t sufficient to protect institutions from cyber-attacks, and are bewildered by the cluttered landscape of cyber security regulations, buzzwords, best practices and “best in class” technology promises.

In this discussion, speaker Sean O’Brien will talk about how to create a quorum with the technologies banks own, and how to build technology, or a network consensus, to defend banks from the dark web, social engineering, insider threats and advanced malware.

Don’t miss this informative lunch and learn!



Allen Mitchell – Vice President of Channel Sales & Client Executives, @RISK Technologies

Allen joined @RISK Technologies as the VP of Channel Sales & Client Executives in March of 2017. He spent the year prior to joining @RISK as the General Manager for Sales and Business Development for Government and Cyber at Atigeo Corp. Prior to that he spent over 30 years in the information technology industry with IBM, having served as Client Executive, Client Manager and four other Client Representative positions within the Sales and Distribution division. He has extensive experience in the Public Sector, primarily focusing on the Department of Defense, various Government and State Agencies and earlier in his career, the Petroleum Industry.

Allen’s responsibilities included establishing and maintaining strong long-term business relationships with clients while gaining insights into their business, mission and strategies to provide total solutions to meet their needs. He effectively managed resources across a complex matrix of hardware, software, services and channel partner resources to present a single IBM face to the client. Allen was accountable for tailoring and implementing cloud, analytic, mobile, social and security (CAMSS) strategic initiatives, total client satisfaction, market share, revenue and profit. Allen managed a group of up to 15 sales representatives during his time supporting the DoD who grew revenue over 300% in a ten-year period. He holds a BS Business Administration from Monmouth University


General Raymond Perez, PhD – Founder, Paracletus

Dr. Perez is a proven global cyber security leader having served as Chief Information officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and Chief Security Officer. As a Commanding General he defined, lead and implemented the global Cyber Defense program for the Department of Defense, Office of Management and Budget, Veterans Administration, and USAF Financial Services. He transformed the DOD’s and the USAF Information Risk Management program away from a reactive audit focused program into a mature 24/7 global operation focused upon an intelligence driven defense.  He defined global defense strategies as a direct report of the President and Joint Chiefs by balancing business and technical requirements as well as architecting, planning and managing the execution across the global defense enterprise. Under the leadership of Dr. Perez, the DOD and USAF built their Security Big Data Lake. He developed behavioral analytics as well as utilized machine learning resulting in millions saved in fraud prevention and improved detection of attempted network penetration as well the detection of advanced adversaries utilizing previously unknown attack methods. After retiring from government service, Dr. Perez founded Paracletus, a consulting and managed security services firm.

122nd Annual Convention @ The Cloister
Jun 3 – Jun 6 all-day

Our 122nd Annual Convention will be held June 3-6 at The Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia. CLICK HERE to register, access the agenda, make hotel reservations or find more information.

Early-Bird Registration Fees:  

Delegate- $675



Child (6 & under)- Free

Child (7-17)- $125

Child/Guest (18+)-$250

Regular registration fees will go into effect May 21st. It will be an additional $100 for delegates and exhibitors.

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Grace Sampson at for more information on sponsorship.

Consumer Lending Workshop @ North Carolina Bankers Association
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm



The workshop is designed to prepare bankers who accept consumer loan requests to analyze the typical metrics used to approve these requests. Instructor Andy Nenni will provide an overview of the consumer lending environment and how lenders should consider credit scores, loan-to-value, and debt-to-income when assessing loan decisions. Discussions will also include mitigating issues with repayment history and higher than acceptable debt loads. Participants will be guided through case studies to reinforce concepts.

Learning objectives include:

  • Brief overview of consumer lending regulations
  • Describe typical loan products, terms, and advance rates
  • Review credit bureau reports
  • Analyze a personal financial statement
  • Identify repayment sources using stated income, paystubs, and tax returns including a brief introduction to self-employed borrowers

This program should be attended by lending staff seeking an introductory understanding of consumer credit. The course will benefit lenders with loan authority and lenders operating in a centralized lending environment.



Andy Nenni has been providing training and coaching for bankers involved in consumer and commercial lending and has created custom training programs for banking associations and financial institutions. Courses include improving sales, consumer lending basics, performing real estate evaluations, and beginner through advanced C&I and CRE underwriting skills. Andy weaves over fifteen years of banking experiences and stories into each class and uses real world examples to reinforce concepts and entertain attendees. He has served as a Personal Banker, Credit Analyst, Commercial Lender, and Chief Credit Officer in community and national banks. Andy earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Kansas State University and a Masters of Business Administration at East Carolina University.


The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $149/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below. This rate includes Lofton’s breakfast and complimentary transportation to and from the North Hills Mall. The hotel is located two miles away from the NCBA.

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations.

Click HERE to Get Your Discounted Rate!

Webinar – Effective Drafting of SAR Narratives @ Online
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am



The NCBA is partnering with Arnold & Porter on this program. The link will be delivered to attendees 24 hours before the program begins. The webinar will begin promptly at 10:00 am on June 19.

Recent agency guidance, rulemakings, and enforcement actions demonstrate the financial regulatory agencies’ commitment to enforcing the Bank Secrecy Act and its implementing regulations (BSA), including their willingness to hold lead compliance professionals personally accountable.  Suspicious Activity Reporting  is a critical aspect of BSA compliance, and the adequacy of SAR narratives is increasingly becoming the subject of examination and enforcement criticism.  This presentation details best practices for drafting the SAR narrative, including critical components, structure, and what to look for when identifying suspicious activity.

This webinar will be 50 minutes, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session.



Michael Mancusi – Partner, Arnold & Porter 

Michael Mancusi represents domestic and foreign banks, credit unions, and other financial services clients in a wide range of state and federal regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters. He also has substantial experience representing clients in government and corporate internal investigations, including entities subject to anti-money laundering requirements.

Mr. Mancusi counsels clients facing complex corporate governance and structural issues and represents clients before key state and federal bank regulatory agencies, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, the National Credit Union Administration, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control.


Kevin Toomey – Associate, Arnold & Porter

Kevin Toomey represents bank and nonbank financial services companies, along with their boards of directors, executives, and senior management, in a wide range of enforcement, regulatory, compliance, and governance matters before the federal and state banking agencies, Department of Justice, CFPB, FinCEN, and OFAC. Mr. Toomey regularly represents clients in investigative proceedings, including navigating internal and government investigations, and advises clients on issues relating to the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering requirements, consumer protection, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and state and federal banking laws and regulations.




The Cyber Security Battleground Seminar: Rise Above Attacks! @ Paragon Bank
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm



We are partnering with SecureNation to bring our members The Cyber Security Battleground Seminar: Rise Above Attacks! During this one-day program, four dynamic cybersecurity experts will share their expertise and experience with attackers targeting the financial services industry. Topics will include:

  • Best practices to bridge the cultural divide and promote harmony between the development and security teams
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how an application security platform and program approach can help mitigate risk, loss of customers, brand reputation, revenue, and so much more
  • Why a robust SOC-as-a-Service with human augmented machine learning is critical to bolster defenses against the most advanced of threats
  • Understanding of why domain security and network security approaches need to be different, and how active directory is vulnerable by design
  • How to eliminate fear, uncertainty, and doubt, and how we can all take a lesson from attackers to rise above said attacks
  • Learning how to use what you already have in place to win and prove that security is working

This will be a full-day training session that is brimming with important and timely information – don’t miss out! 



Jon Davis – Jon Davis is the CEO and founder of SecureNation. His experience in Network Security as well as his passion for technology and problem solving led to the creation of the company in 2008 with the goal of helping clients’ technology initiative’s and allowing them to do more with less. Although he studied at Southeastern Louisiana University for graphic design, his background is in compliance driven IT security initiatives such as FISMA, GLBA, SOX, FDIC, NCUA, OCC and HIPAA. For the past ten years he has worked with some of the nation’s top network security providers and helped to secure many of the largest businesses and financial institutions in the country. As the CEO of SecureNation, he has spent the years learning the software, hardware and storage industry, power and cooling, backup and replication and all aspects of IT Security. Jon is an active member of Infragard, ISSA, ISACA and AITP.


Clayton Fields – As a security specialist, Clayton has helped clients improve security programs across the world. A thorough understanding of business drivers coupled with the ability to diagnose risk has allowed him to help companies avoid being a headline. With this unique skill set, Clayton has helped executives understand the breakdown that exists between the business executives and cybersecurity professionals regarding risk assignment and prioritization that has caused so many newsworthy events. He has experiences with incident response and threat hunting that have also allowed him to help companies choose unique solutions to mitigate risk.


Brandon Harms – For over 18 years, Brandon has worked for large telecom and financial firms in a variety of technology roles, including network security engineering. For six years, he was a penetration tester for a cyber security firm, and has also worked for the Dept. of Defense as a Russian linguist and network engineer. Prior to joining Arctic Wolf Networks as a pre-sales systems engineer, Brandon was the CTO of an MSSP. He is a member of the GIAC Advisory Board, and has certifications including GIAC Penetration Tester, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and Certified Ethical Hacker.



Itzik Kotler – Itzik has more than a decade of experience researching and working in cyber security. He is a recognized industry speaker, having spoken at DEFCON, Black Hat USA, Hack In The Box, RSA Europe, CCC and H2HC. Prior to founding SafeBreach, Itzik served as CTO at Security-Art, an information security consulting firm, and before that he was SOC Team Leader at Radware (NASDQ: RDWR).




Katie Tierney – Katie runs the Global Sales Engineering organization for WhiteHat Security, where she helps customers understand their Application Security needs and how WhiteHat can help them achieve AppSec nirvana. Before joining WhiteHat, she spent 8 years at BMC Software, in roles ranging from Sales Engineering, to Marketing, to Sales Leadership.  Katie started her career as a consultant with BSG Alliance and Forté Software, providing software development and architecture services to companies like Carlson Companies, Phoenix Newspapers, BCBS Texas, West Teleservices, Service Corporation, Inc., Baker Oil Tools, and more.




The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $149/night for our attendees at the North Raleigh Hilton. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below. This rate includes Lofton’s breakfast and complimentary transportation to and from the North Hills Mall. The hotel is located two miles away from the NCBA.

Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations.

Click HERE to Get Your Discounted Rate!