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Joe Bernik has two decades of experience creating and implementing cyber security management programs at global Financial Institutions. While serving as CISO and head of Information risk and security at ABN AMRO, Fifth Third Bank and BNY Mellon, Joe led teams dedicated to protecting customer data, complying with data-related laws and regulations, and managing incident response programs. Joe started his career with the US Defense Department (DOD) protecting military systems.
Joe has is an avid speaker and writer and has held posts on several industry groups including the Federal Reserve Council on Fraud the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)

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Financial Services and GDPR: What 200 Professionals Told Us About Their Data Protection

When the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (DPR) comes into full force May 25, European citizens will receive greater privacy protection and regulators will have a strengthened authority to take action against businesses that breach the new laws. Fines of up to 4% of annual global revenue or ...


To See Mugshots of Today’s Bank Robbers, Look at a World Map

In Depression-era America, bank robbers John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd were household names. Newspapers detailed their heists, radios narrated their getaways, wanted posters plastered their mug-shot scowls from coast-to-coast. Every detail of their bank robberies and personal lives was seized upon, scrutinized, circulated, and discussed. Eight ...


POS Malware Steals Payment Card and Personal Info from Food Kiosks

Point-of-sale malware can make its way into almost anything these days, from massive corporate systems to individual devices. The latest victim is Avanti Markets, a leading “micro market” vending company hit with malware that has stolen payment and possibly fingerprint data from self-service payment kiosks in various locations. The cybercriminals ...


Cyberattacks and Financial Services: Good News, Bad News

As highlighted in the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, the financial services sector continues to be a target of cyberattacks. That said, the trend has also shifted to other verticals, such as healthcare with the recent WannaCry attack and other hospital data breaches. One hopes, as the report suggests, ...

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