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Alex Hernandez, VP of Customer Solutions, DefenseStorm to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Event

New York, NY, November 11, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Alex Hernandez, VP of Customer Solutions, DefenseStorm will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Banking and Cybersecurity: Identifying and Managing Opportunities and Pitfalls Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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About Alex Hernandez

Alex Hernandez brings more than 20 years of experience in providing security solutions to some of the largest companies in the world.

Hernandez is a recognized authority on Internet security, having worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies to design and implement security solutions across email, Web, application and network infrastructures. At DefenseStorm he helps to design and implement solutions that allow financial institutions to unify detection, investigation, reporting, and compliance into a single place to deliver cyber safety and soundness – while also making the daily work of cybersecurity and compliance professionals easier, so they can focus on stopping cyber-criminals and ensuring compliance instead of busy work.

Hernandez is regularly sought after by banking associations and state banking schools across the country to discuss cybersecurity and the evolving threat landscape as it relates to financial institutions; because while banks have similar needs to other corporations, they also have unique security needs that present a compelling requisite for a solution that keeps our country’s most sensitive financial data secure from foreign attackers, organized criminals and other bad actors. As an expert in the field of IT and security, he has spoken at regional and national IT/security conferences including Interop, RSA and ISSA.

Prior to DefenseStorm, Hernandez worked with several leading security solutions providers, including Barracuda Networks, Purewire, Secure Computing, CipherTrust, S1 and SecureWare.

About DefenseStorm

DefenseStorm provides cybersecurity and cybercompliance solutions specifically built for banking. The company delivers the only co-managed, cloud-based and compliance-automated solution of its kind – as both a technology system and as a service supported by experts in financial institution security and compliance. DefenseStorm’s security data platform watches everything on a financial institution’s network and matches it to defined policies for complete and proactive cyber exposure readiness, keeping security teams smart and executives accountable to their customers, communities, regulators and Boards. Built from the ground up in the cloud, DefenseStorm unifies detection, investigation, reporting and compliance into a single place to manage cybersecurity data. The system aggregates event data across all cybersecurity tools and links policies to real-time alerts so that financial institutions can prove to regulators they are both secure and compliant with evolving FFIEC cybersecurity requirements. For more information please visit

Event Synopsis:

Financial institutions are easy targets for cyber criminals that immediate threat identification and management have now become vital parts of the defense procedure. Additionally, the increasing sophistication of cyber threats proves that simple mitigation strategies no longer suffice to counter attacks.

The gap between banking and cybersecurity is now becoming thinner, and clearly, banks and other financial institutions need to regularly evaluate and leverage their defense strategies.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and cyber security professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of defending against malicious cyberattacks. Listen as they delve into an in-depth analysis of the current trends and strategies in identifying and managing such risks to strengthen the defense tactics of banks and other financial institutions.

In a live webcast, the speakers will discuss:

· The Thin Line Between Banking and Cybersecurity
· Figures and Statistics
· Worst Cyber-Thefts in 2017
· Identifying and Managing Risks
· Latest Cybersecurity Standards and Guidelines
· Defense Strategies

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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