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Financial Institutions remain at the top of the target list from hackers trying to disrupt the financial sector. Increased ransomware threats like NotPetya and WannaCry, more sophisticated phishing attacks, comprehensive business email compromises, and deficient patch management process all leading to increased breaches. The industry continues to be impacted by the rapidly evolving cyber landscape while facing challenges from lack of technical expertise to help mitigate the threats. There is no silver bullet to defend against Cybersecurity! You must implement a methodical and systematic approach to layered security, leveraging industry best tools and hiring the right security experts to maintain vigilance of your business. Don’t miss this outstanding panel discussion of industry experts with a vast knowledge in Cybersecurity that will help you understand some of the new threats and best practices to safeguard your institutions.

Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cocktail Hour: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Miami Airport Hilton
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126

Early registration on or before 15th Of October 2018 at 5:00 pm:

  • Member $65.00
  • Non-Member $125.00

At door registration:

  • Member $100.00
  • Non-Member $160.00

Presenting Sponsor


Guillermo Benites Vice President of Financial Services, United Data Technologies

Guillermo A. Benites is Vice President of Financial Services for United Data Technologies, Inc. (UDT), a leading technology enabler that helps clients in major industries evaluate, architect, secure, and manage technology on the go, in the rack and in the cloud. Guillermo 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. He leverages more than 25 years of experience in several areas, including banking, regulatory compliance, computer forensic services, IT security and risk management.

Prior to joining UDT, Guillermo 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 executive leadership positions at Caja Mediterráneo, Banco de Crédito del Perú, and Atlantic Security Bank of Miami.

Guillermo 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 South Florida Banking Institute (SFBI), the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA), and the Center for Financial Training, Southeastern Chapter.Currently, Guillermo is serving as the President of SFBI for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. He is also active in The Beacon Council and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.


Jeremy W. Smith, Director Division of Financial Institutions, Florida Office of Financial Regulation

Jeremy W. Smith joined the Office of Financial Regulation in 2011. He worked as an Analyst, Financial Administrator, and Bureau Chief of Bank Regulation prior to becoming the Director of the Division of Financial Institutions in April 2017. Mr. Smith brings management experience and provides effective leadership in the Division. Through his leadership efforts, he has implemented cost savings and streamlined business functions to better regulate financial institutions. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Mr. Smith is a 2015 graduate of the Florida School of Banking with academic honors. During his tenure with OFR he has worked closely with industry groups to modernize Florida Statutes, Rules and Forms pertaining to the regulation of Financial Institutions.

Sergio Piñon, Senior Vice President & Director of Security, Ocean Bank

Sergio Piñon is currently the senior vice president and director of security for Ocean Bank. He is responsible for all of the physical security and investigations of all branches, and corporate headquarters. In 2009 he was appointed by the board of directors as the bank’s privacy and information security officer in addition to the corporate security role.

Prior to joining Ocean Bank in 2008, he spent 20 years at MasterCard Worldwide, and retired as Group Executive in charge of all security & risk management global operations. While working in this capacity Sergio was involved in the writing and passing of credit card fraud related legislation for the State of Florida. In 1989, he received a special award from the Florida Attorney General for his outstanding contribution to the citizens of Florida. He is recognized as one of the foremost experts in the field of credit card fraud, identity theft, cyber-crimes, and terrorism by many members of federal and state law enforcement agencies throughout the world. He is a former Intelligence Officer and Anti-terrorism expert, and a certified bomb technician.

Mr. Piñón graduated from Nova Southeastern University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Professional Management. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker, Information Security Assessment (IAM) by National Security Agency, Risk and Information Security Systems and Control (CRISC) AND Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI). He is a member of InfraGard, Financial Services Sector Chief, Secretary of the Board, and member of the US Secret Service Economic Crimes Task Force.

Tom Neclerio, Senior Vice President of Security Services, United Data Technologies

Tom Neclerio is Senior Vice President of Security Services at United Data Technologies Inc. (UDT), a leading technology enabler that helps clients in major industries evaluate, architect, secure, and manage technology on premise, on mobile, and in the cloud.

Early in his career, Tom was Co-Founder of Guarded Networks (aka SilverSky), one of the first MSSPs focused on financial institutions. He held leadership roles in managing a 24×7 global security operations function that protected 3000+ financial institutions across the United States. In this role, Tom’s vision and leadership grew a high-performing managed security business that was acquired in 2014 by BAE Systems, a global leader in cyber security and defense. Tom continued as Senior Vice President of Security Services for BAE Systems, where
he led the Managed Security services and Cyber Consulting teams in the US. In addition to leading large security practices Tom has held prior CISO roles within several large publicly traded companies.

At UDT, Tom is responsible for the operational oversight and strategic vision of the Managed Security Services division, where he leverages his proven track record in the design, development, management, and support of technology solutions to maximize value for clients. He accesses a deep understanding of risk management security regulations including GLBA, HIPAA, SEC, FRNA, SOX, and PCI compliance. Tom is a distinguished and sought-after thought leader, who is a frequent speaker at national conferences and security roundtables, and whose opinion is highly esteemed by top-tier media. He also holds numerous security certifications, such as CISSP, CGEIT, CRISC, and QSA.

Tom studied business administration and computer science at the University of Florida and holds an MBA from the University of Tampa. In his free time, he enjoys boating and is an avid Lacrosse player, coach, and board member of US Lacrosse. Tom resides in Ft. Lauderdale with his wife, son, and daughter.

Favorite Quote: “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”

Michael Jimenez, Partner, PAAST P.L. / Genesis Systems Consulting, LLC

Information Security and Technology Management Consultant with over 25 year’s  experience  in  Information  Technology  Governance,  Security assessments, forensic information technology, model and system validations, management and strategic planning, and project management.

Michael Jimenez is a founding member of our Information Technology and audit practice between both Genesis Systems Consulting LLC and PAAST, P.L.  Michael has extensive experience in information security, information technology  governance,  growth  strategy  consulting,  vulnerability assessment,  penetration  testing,  forensic  information  technology,  due  diligence,  system  validations, banking compliance, and Bank Secrecy Act, and Anti‐Money Laundering for clients in multiple industries using an array of software applications and platforms.  He has also performed BSA Risk Assessments in accordance with the FFIEC manual.

Michael  also  provides  oversight  for  the  day‐to‐day  operations  of  the  firm,  including  information technology (IT) governance and security management.

Michael  has  been  invited  by  Prime  Global’s  North  America  and  Latin  America  regions,  as  well  as  the
University of Miami’s Beta Alpha Psi, to lecture on topics such as implementing document management systems, and data and network security

Prior  to  joining  the  firm,  Michael  supervised  the  Management  Information  Systems  department  of  a
regional  accounting  firm.  He  was  as  a  member  of  the  technology  team  for  several  systems  and  was
instrumental  Year  2000  IT  security  reviews  and  compliance  mandates  for  the  financial  institutions  and
regulated industries serviced by the firm.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor : United Data Technologies

Platinum Sponsor : Compuquip Cybersecurity

Platinum Sponsor : Ocean Bank