Kansas Bankers Association

2019 Incident Response Seminar


September 17, 2019
Topeka, Hyatt Place
6021 SW 6th Ave.

Group Registration

Program Content

In today’s cybersecurity world, we can no longer hide behind the assumption that our business will never be compromised. We must change our mindset from wondering “IF” a compromise could occur, to “WHEN” it occurs. When that incident occurs, we as technology professionals must be ready to minimize the attackers’ intrusion and data theft patterns.

A cyber incident is no different than a physical bank robbery in terms of the seriousness of the crime. In a robbery crime scene investigation, evidence would be preserved, and a careful investigation would commence. It’s easy to confirm that things have been stolen during the robbery. In the case of a cyber incident, all too often we respond with intentions to eradicate it and get the systems back into production quickly to avoid downtime. Realistically, we need to enact our incident response plan and evaluate how we might have been robbed digitally.


Buzz Hillestad is a Senior Vice President, Information Security Consultant and heads the Incident Response team at SBS CyberSecurity in Madison, South Dakota. SBS is a premier cybersecurity consulting and audit firm dedicated to making a positive impact on the banking and financial services industry. Hillestad has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems for Business and has performed masters work in Information Security at the SANS Institute – an internationally recognized best source for cybersecurity education.

Registration Fees

KBA Members: $245
Non-members: $430
Add $25 if registering after September 6