May 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Greensboro - High Point Marriott
1 Marriott Drive - Greensboro
$125 (Early Bird – 5/8) / $150 (Regular – after 5/8)
Brianna Reeder


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.