The Virtual CISO Concept

November 16, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST

Complimentary (bank members) | $120 per person (nonmembers)

The concept of the virtual CISO is still fairly new. And while it is not always the right fit for every institution, it can be an incredibly effective solution for many. This is especially true in an environment where banks are feeling more pressure to focus on their core services, reduce non-interest expenses, and protect themselves from threats, all with a shrinking talent pool.  Every bank should know about this potential resource so they can make an informed decision best suited for their institution.  


  • What is a virtual CISO (Chief Information Security Officer). 
  • What are the pros and cons of a virtual CISO. 
  • Who should consider a Virtual CISO.

Who Should Attend: Management / C-Level

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Chris Bedel is an information security professional and entrepreneur, who oddly enjoys things like risk assessments, incident response walkthroughs, and security awareness training. He was the Information Security Officer for 8 years at a community bank, where he was integral in achieving 82% growth in assets while more than doubling net income during that time. 
Looking for new challenges, Chris started Bedel Security in March 2015, where they help banks and credit unions with their information security programs by providing services to fill and/or support the CISO and ISO functions. 

He has a Business degree from Purdue University with a minor in MIS and holds the CISM certification. 
When not working on his business, Chris stays busy chasing after 4 kids and other animals with his wife on their 50-acre farm in Indiana.

Questions? Contact Leah Byrne at [email protected] or (651) 789-3999


11/16/2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Standard Time

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