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Cybersecurity for the C-Suite: Combat Breach Trends and Make Security a Priority

Hosted by Brown Smith Wallace and PNC Bank

Every industry faces its own financial, operational and compliance challenges due to the increasing sophistication of cyber threats and technology vulnerabilities. From malware to email phishing, cyber threats require vigilance and comprehensive training to combat. 

On Thursday, September 13, join Brown Smith Wallace and PNC Bank for a special cybersecurity presentation for C-suite executives. The presentation will address:

  • Cybersecurity breach trends
  • Ransomware prevention, detection and response
  • Trends in security compliance and spending
  • Cyber fraud threats for corporate treasury
  • How to make security a priority

About the Featured Presenters

Bill Gogel is a Manager in the Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services practice, where he is responsible for providing cybersecurity, internal and IT audit, and IT consulting services to the firm’s clients. With a background in both operational and IT engagements, Bill has experience conducting IT audits to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley; providing ongoing PCI consulting for clients; using ACL to complete audits for a variety of industries; and building expertise in several different IT audit disciplines.

Christine Schwarz is a Vice President in the Treasury Management division of PNC Financial Services Group. Christine works with companies from $5-50 million in annual sales offering insights, ideas and solutions regarding working capital, cash flow, fraud prevention and other treasury needs. Previously, Christine was a Treasury Management Officer at Bank of America. She has over 20 years of financial service industry knowledge. 

Laura Whetstone is a Vice President in the Treasury Management division of PNC Financial Services Group. Laura has over 22 years of banking experience, with a focus on educating clients on banking services that can provide working capital solutions. She currently supports the treasury needs of large and middle-market companies in Missouri and surrounding Midwest areas.

This presentation qualifies for 1 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit hour and is approved for up to 1.2 CTP/CCM recertification credits by the Association for Financial Professionals.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hilton Frontenac
1335 S. Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Presentation and Q&A

Free to attend, but registration is required. Please complete the registration form below.

CPE Information
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM CT
Location: Hilton Frontenac
Address: 1335 S. Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63131
Host/CPE Sponsor: Brown Smith Wallace LLP –
Delivery Method: Group Live
CPE Credits Earned: 1.0 total credit based on 50-minute hour
Fees/Costs: Free
Program Level: Overview
Field of Study: Informational Technology - Technical
Who Should Attend: Appropriate for C-Suite and Treasury Level positions
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Instructor(s):
Bill Gogel – QSA, CISA, CBRM, ACDA – Manager, Advisory Service – Brown Smith Wallace
Christine Schwarz – Vice President, Treasury Management Officer – PNC Financial Services Group
Laura Whetstone – Vice President, Treasury Management Officer – PNC Financial Services Group

Statement of Standards for Continuing Professional Education
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For more information regarding program cancellation policies please contact our offices at (314) 983-1200. Ask to speak with our Human Resources department.

Event Information

Thursday, September 13, 2018
7:30 - 9:00 am
Hilton Frontenac
Event Type
Live Event



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