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Cyber Security and Vendor Management and Best Practices

Date: February 15, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cocktail Hour:

Miami Airport Hilton
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126

Presenting Sponsors


Mike Sanchez
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
United Data Technologies

1-786-364-6072 * [email protected]

Mike is UDT’s Chief Information Security Officer and oversees the company’s product lifecycle for its global Cyber Security initiatives to include portfolio strategy, pricing and go-to-market strategies. He has more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing emerging technology and cyber security product and service offerings in several industries, including financial, information technologies and electronic payments. Prior to joining UDT, he served as President and Chief Operations Officer for a Visa Subsidiary where he led the company’s global cyber security initiatives for commercial and federal markets. During his tenure, the company experienced a 15% CAGR on revenue growth between 2014 and 2016. Mike also pioneered the development and successful launch of the company’s online learning management system related to cyber security

Mike also served as President of Transworld Payment Solutions Inc., where he oversaw the company’s successful development and launch of its proprietary online international ebanking and electronic payment processing platforms. The platform’s capabilities provided cross border electronic payment processing, online banking technology and services to global financial institutions and merchants. Mike successfully grew the company from startup to approximately $30 million dollars in annualized revenue and positive EBITDA of $1.5 million within a 32-month time period.In conjunction with Visa Latin America’s division, successfully introduced a cobranded debit card mechanism serving online and physical platforms using Visa Electron.

Prior to TWPS, Mike worked with VISA INTERNATIONAL (Miami, Florida) as Sr. Vice President in their emerging technologies division and also had responsibilities for Mergers & Acquisitions. He oversaw the development and launch of several key Visa International initiatives to include online home banking, eCommerce and Chip technology products throughout the Latin America and Caribbean region. During his tenure with Visa, Mike oversaw a team of Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Microsoft personnel which developed the internet’s first use of secured payment gateway technologies referred to as Secured Electronic Transaction (SET).

Mike is a retired Captain of the United States Marine Corps where he served as an infantry officer with 1st Force Recon out of Camp Pendleton, California. Mike attended the University of Miami where he attained his Juris Doctor and Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering.

His professional security certifications include CISSP, CISM, CISA and COBIT 5.0.

Robert Villanueva, Executive Vice President

Robert Villanueva currently leads the Cyber Threat Intelligence Division of Q6 Cyber.

Mr. Villanueva joined Q6 Cyber after 25 years of dedicated service in the United States Secret Service, where he specialized in transnational cybercrimes, access
device fraud, network intrusions, and identity theft data breaches affecting the
private sector. During his tenure, Mr. Villanueva was assigned to various offices,
including Miami, Europe, Latin America, and Washington D.C., and served in both
investigative and undercover capacities around the world. Mr. Villanueva founded
the U.S. Secret Service’s Cyber Intelligence Section, which coordinates global cyber
operations. Mr. Villanueva also headed the U.S. Secret Service’s Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, which counts 800+ members from the private sector, academia
and local/federal law enforcement.

Mr. Villanueva has conducted extensive research on computer botnets and malware
development attributed to foreign actors. He has led numerous projects for the U.S. Secret Service in partnership with Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University,
and various private sector companies.

Mr. Villanueva presently serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors of various
organizations and universities, including Florida International University, The
Florida International Security Association, The Florida International Banker’s Association and The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.

John L. Corina, MBA, CPA, CISA

John Corina is a Bank Examiner (BIT) with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency out of the Miami Field Office. With over 25 years IT examining and auditing in banking, public accounting and industry, John’s areas of focus include IT governance, information security/cybersecurity, third-party risk management, IT audit, business continuity planning, software development/SDLC, mobile devices/BYOD, and payment systems risk. John is also occasionally assigned to details at mid-size as well as large institutions.


Guillermo A. Benites
Vice President Of Financial Services
United Data Technologies

Guillermo A. Benites is Vice President of Financial Services at United Data Technologies, Inc. (UDT), a leading provider of high- performance technology solutions. Mr. Benites is responsible for the creation and innovation of business solutions for the financial services sector as well as for leading business development for this important vertical.

Guillermo provides UDT’s clients with more than 20 years of experience across several business areas, including banking, regulatory compliance, computer forensic services, IT security and risk management.

Prior to joining UDT, Mr. Benites enjoyed a distinguished career that included posts such as CEO of Axxis Solutions and COO of Enterprise Risk Management in addition to having served in various leadership positions at Caja Mediterráneo, Banco de Crédito del Perú, and Atlantic Security Bank of Miami.

Mr. Benites obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Nova Southeastern University. He is also a board member of the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) and the South Florida Banking Institute (SFBI), and is active in The Beacon Council and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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Shared Sponsor: Compuquip Technologies
Website: www.compuquip.com

Shared Sponsor: Check Point Software Technologies
Website: www.checkpoint.com

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