IT and Security Training Expert Don Pezet to Speak at 2021 Bank Trainers Conference & Expo

ITProTV, a leading provider of self-paced online IT training and certification courses, today announced that Don Pezet, Co-founder and Lead Edutainer, ITProTV, and CTO of ACI Learning, has been accepted as a speaker for the 2021 Bank Trainers Conference & Expo, to be held both virtually and in-person from October 19 through October 21, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Pezet’s session will take place on Wednesday, October 20, from 9:30am to 10:45am MT, covering how to implement effective end-user security awareness training programs. With the banking and financial sectors becoming ever more lucrative targets for cybercriminals, it's become increasingly important that these institutions have the proper training to mitigate their chances of becoming a cyberattack victim. Firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and advanced cybersecurity software all help to protect organizations’ and individuals’ systems, but all too often the end-users are the first line of defense. In this presentation, Pezet will educate attendees on how to create and manage an effective End-User Security Awareness training program. Specifically, this presentation will cover:

  • Determining the appropriate length and frequency of training

  • Integrating End-User Security Awareness training into onboarding processes

  • Selecting which topics to focus on, such as: Spotting phishing emails Safely opening attachments Verifying the identity of communications Properly securing their computer hardware and desk Understanding social engineering The importance of using strong passwords and keeping them private Aligning your End User Security Awareness Training program with your Information Security Policy and other standards or regulations “The threat posed by cybercriminals is becoming much more real to those working in the industry, as well as their customers; therefore, it’s important for end-users to receive this type of training early in the onboarding process” said Pezet. “Almost everyone works with a financial organization in some capacity, meaning that the security of these types of institutions affects all of us. When these types of organizations implement security training, they’re not just protecting themselves, but all of us. I truly believe that this presentation will prepare people for scenarios they will likely encounter during their career.” With a career in IT that began in 1997, Pezet was selected as a presenter due to his wealth of knowledge in IT and security training. He is certified as a trainer by vendors such as Microsoft, CompTIA, Google, and Cisco, and his certifications include CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CVE, CCNA, CCNP, JNCIA, JNCIS, PMP, HP Master ASE, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, and LPIC-2. His combination of real-world experience and textbook knowledge has helped him to entertain and educate thousands of people. About ITProTV, an ACI Learning Company ITProTV is the industry leader for online, self-paced learning for technology professionals, students, and organizations worldwide. By blending entertainment and cutting-edge technology with IT education, ITProTV creates innovative, high-quality training shows taught by experienced educators and industry professionals. With thousands of hours of training video content on a variety of tech topics, ITProTV offers an innovative and effective solution to IT training designed to meet the needs of any learner and any organization - including anyone wanting to start their career, master their profession, or develop their teams. ITProTV is part of the ACI Learning family of companies providing Audit, Cyber, and IT learning solutions for enterprise and consumer markets.

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