Empowering the Financial Sector: A Recap of IBA’s Security and Tech ConferenceIT Resource
In the fast-paced world of modern finance, where data is crucial to operations, ensuring the utmost security is paramount. The recent Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) Security and Tech Conference, held from September 6-8 at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel in Carmel, IN, brought together over 100 bankers, community bank cybersecurity experts, security providers, and industry thought leaders. The event served as a hub of ideas and innovations, always bringing the financial sector’s unique IT needs and challenges to the forefront.
Understanding the Sector’s Special Needs
Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of businesses in the financial sector and we recognize that they demand a level of IT support that goes beyond the ordinary. The stakes are high in this industry – financial data, compliance, and customer trust are non-negotiable. It’s a sector with a unique set of challenges, and our participation in events like the IBA Security and Tech Conference reassures our commitment to addressing these requirements.
We were pleased that IT Resource was well represented at the conference this year. Among our attendees were Molly Reid and Blake Rice, key figures within our organization, as well as our dedicated sales executives. But our commitment to serving the financial sector extended beyond our own team. We were privileged to host Joe Carlson and Alan Lee from OpenText Cybersecurity at our exhibit. Joe Carlson had also been part of last year’s conference, which demonstrates a continued partnership that we greatly value.
Insights from Brett Gilsinger
One of the standout moments of the conference was the presentation by our Chief Technology Officer, Brett Gilsinger, titled “How AI is Changing the Security Landscape.” Brett’s presentation was a deep dive into the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity.
Brett’s presentation explored the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the cybersecurity arena. He talked about the latest advancements in conversational AI, showcasing cutting-edge technologies like ChatGPT, poised to revolutionize cybersecurity approaches.
A key focus of Brett’s presentation was the role of AI in tackling emerging threats, particularly within the realm of deepfakes. These sophisticated manipulations of voice and video have become a significant challenge, and understanding their mechanics is essential to staying ahead of cyber adversaries.
Brett also brought up the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Risk Management Framework for AI. This framework equips organizations with the tools and strategies necessary to safeguard their operations against the constantly evolving threat landscape. Embracing both the challenges and opportunities that AI presents is pivotal. Brett’s presentation encouraged attendees to explore these possibilities to maintain a leading edge in the industry.
As we reflect on our participation in the IBA Security and Tech Conference, it serves as a reminder of our unwavering commitment to serving the banking and financial sector. Our mission is clear: to provide tailored IT solutions that address the unique needs of this industry. Events like this conference reinforce our dedication to this mission.
If you’re in the banking or financial sector and you have questions about your security and tech, contact us today!