Virtual Cyber security Summit

Virtual Cyber Security Summit

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
Price: $349



Sponsored by:
Pivot Group


In Partnership with:



Carolina League



Virtual Cybersecurity Summit is a comprehensive and interactive online program designed to equip credit union employees with the knowledge and skills needed to identify, prevent, and respond to cybersecurity threats effectively. This course aims to create a cyber-aware culture within credit unions, promoting active security measures and risk mitigation strategies to protect sensitive financial data and customer information.


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Derek Laczniak, Director of Cyber Liability Property & Casualty, M3 Insurance Solutions

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Jim Soenksen, Pivot Group

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Jeremy Burns, Director of Communications, LSCU

Cyber Incident Crisis Communications
Preventing a cyber incident is always preferable, but what do you do if hackers get through? How do you best inform your members, your employees, your community, and the media about the incident and how you’re dealing with it? Poorly handled communications in the aftermath of an attack can do even more damage to your credit union’s health and your members’ trust than the incident itself. Learn how a comprehensive and proactive crisis communications plan can set the narrative early, mitigate the public relations fallout, and restore (and possibly even increase) the trust that your community and members place in you.

11:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Blake Graham, President and CEO, Atlanta Postal Credit Union

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jim Stickley, CEO, Stickley on Security

Interview with the Professional
In the dynamic landscape of modern cybersecurity, financial institutions stand as prime targets for cybercriminals seeking to exploit vulnerabilities and capitalize on sensitive data. This captivating Q & A delves into the intricacies of the Dark Web—a hidden realm where cyber threats converge and financial security is constantly challenged. Our expert speaker, armed with extensive knowledge in cybersecurity, has engaged with financial institutions worldwide, imparting invaluable insights on a range of pertinent topics.


Jeremy Burns
Jeremy Burns, Director of Communications LSCU

Jeremy is a communications leader with more than a decade of experience working for government, for-profit, and not-for-profit firms, most recently serving as public information officer for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. A lifelong storyteller with a passion for using the power of words to connect people, he is the nationally bestselling author of four novels, and his shorter works have been featured in several award-winning publications. He is a sixth-generation Floridian and a two-time alumnus of Florida State University, though he has also traveled to more than twenty countries across four continents, including living and working in Dubai fresh out of college. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, writing, exploring forgotten places, playing video games, cheering on the FSU Seminoles, and voraciously learning any fascinating information he can get his hands on – often as fodder for a future book.

Jim Soenksen
Jim Soenksen, CEO, Pivot Group LLC

Jim has over 20 years of experience in the information security, financial services, and technology industries. Jim, as a CPA (currently inactive), was also an internal auditor for a Fortune 100 company for 7 years. Conveying the knowledge and conviction it takes to fight cybercrime, Jim offers a realistic view of today's security, privacy, risk issues, and remedies for the business community. He blends business goals with technology, training, policies, and improved processes to provide the appropriate program and regulatory compliance for each individual company. Jim is a regular speaker and expert witness on Information Security, Cybersecurity, and Data Privacy.

Jim is a subject matter expert in data privacy, information security, cybersecurity, FFIEC, Red Flags Rule, FACTA, FCRA, GLBA, PCI, NIST, COBIT 5, COSO, and ISO 27000/22301/31000. Additionally Jim has an in-depth understanding of HIPAA and HITECH Act regulatory compliance laws, and state/country data breach notification laws.

Jim conducts regular education sessions for clients and industry associations on Information Security, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Risk Management best practices, and Regulatory Compliance.

Jim Soenksen
Derek Laczniak, Director of Cyber Liability Property & Casualty, M3 Insurance Solutions

Derek Laczniak is an Account Executive and Director of Cyber Liability with M3 Insurance Solutions. M3, the 61st largest insurance agency in the United States is headquartered out of Madison, WI. Over the last 50 years, they have grown their staff to over 260 insurance professionals, working out of five offices and across all practices of risk management.


Derek has been in the insurance business, as he says “his entire life” having been a product of a family that owned an agency and working in the agency business since high school. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with degrees in Risk Management and Economics. He is a licensed agent for Property and Casualty Insurance and a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM). He sits on the steering committee for the Wisconsin Innovation Awards and is a National Panel Member for Travelers Insurance Technology practice. He is pursuing his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation with hopes of continuing on to complete his Law Degree.

Accreditations/Cyber Security Background

Derek is recognized as a leader in the field of Cyber Security Risk Management. He has been published both regionally and nationally on varying topics of cyber liability risk management numerous times in the last two years. In addition, Derek maintains a quarterly blog on cyber security for M3 Insurance as well as presenting on topics related to cyber security for private companies and national summits.

Critical to Derek’s Cyber Security expertise is his overall knowledge base relative to network security, network infrastructure and security exposure with respect to individual organizations and their operations. Derek has created a proprietary risk assessment strategy that helps quantify overall risk exposure of organizations of all sizes and scopes. In the course of this work Derek has helped managed Cyber Risk through preventative controls and formal risk transfer mechanisms for individual companies in the middle market to publicly traded space.

Jim Stickley, CEO, Stickley on Security

Jim Stickley has stolen credit cards, hacked Social Security numbers, robbed banks, and created fake ATMs. He has broken into armed government facilities and has stolen from teenagers. He is an identity thief, but he is no criminal. Fortunately for all victims involved, Stickley is a cybersecurity expert with over 30 years in the industry who was hired to perform these attacks by corporations testing their security, news agencies investigating security concerns, and other media outlets interested in knowing just how easy it is to commit identity theft. His job is to find security flaws before the real criminals and warn people and organizations about what they can do to protect themselves.

Stickley is a published author and has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers including Time Magazine, Business Week, Fortune Magazine and New York Times. He has also been showcased on numerous television shows including NBC's "Nightly News", CNN's "NewsNight", CNBC's "The Big Idea", Anderson Cooper's "Anderson" and is a frequent guest on NBC's "Today Show.” You can also see Stickley almost any night of the week as the featured cybersecurity expert for LifeLock infomercials.

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