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Cybersecurity Seminar | Hosted by HilltopSecurities
Cybersecurity Seminar | Hosted by HilltopSecurities
Hilltop Securities Inc. EDUCATION
Thu, January 23, 2020 @ 11:00 AM — 05:00 PM (CST)

Please join us for an informational Cybersecurity Seminar hosted by HilltopSecurities on January 23rd, 2020. 

Event Description:

Cybersecurity is now one of the most important aspects of risk management for state and local governments, not-for-profit organizations and other tax-exempt entities.

Cyber attacks have the potential of disrupting internal and external communications, access to data, and even the ability to send bills or receive payments. In addition to developing strategies and tactical response plans to address cybersecurity, municipal entities must also consider legal and regulatory requirements, as well as rating agency and investor communications.

As a leading full service investment bank, HilltopSecurities strives to be a leader on issues that affect the municipal bond community such as cybersecurity. Our series of cybersecurity events is intended to educate municipal financial decision makers, and to encourage networking and dialog among governmental organizations, trade organizations, analysts, investors and cybersecurity professionals.

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Who Should Attend?

All personnel from governmental, not-for-profit and corporate organizations are welcome to join the seminar. The seminar will provide a high level overview of cybersecurity issues with an emphasis on their impact on financial management, debt issuance and the capital markets. Please see the agenda for additional details regarding the content of the event.

Keynote Speaker:

Robert Anderson, Jr. | Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Defense Labs

Robert Anderson, Jr. serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Cyber Defense Labs, a full life-cycle information security service provider helping companies manage, detect and respond to today’s cyber risks. Previously, Anderson served more than 20 years in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ultimately rising to become executive assistant director of the FBI's Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch overseeing all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide including those involving Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Office of Personnel Management, and the San Bernardino shooting. During his law enforcement career, he directed strategic initiatives and operations for several high-profile investigations including the Edward Snowden investigation. A former national security executive and expert in cybercrimes, counterintelligence, economic espionage, and the theft of proprietary information and trade secrets, Anderson has been retained as an expert witness for several ongoing litigations relating to some of our nation’s largest cyber breaches and frequently provides insight and analysis on television and in the media including CBS’ 60 Minutes, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, BBC, PBS’ Frontline, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, and more.  


Panel #1: Cybersecurity Strategy and Tactical Response

Moderator: Richard Konkel, Managing Director, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets, Structured Finance, Hilltop Securities Inc.


  • Lindsay Nickle, Partner, Lewis Brisbois
  • Jim Catrett, Senior Vice President of Compliance Services, Security Compliance Associates
  • Brandon Rowland, Partner | Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Assurance Market Segment Leader | West Region, Ernst & Young LLP

Panel #2: State and Local Government Perspective – “From the Inside Looking Out ”

Moderator: Marti Shew, Director, Investment Banker, Public Finance, Hilltop Securities inc.


  • Emily Brock, Director, GFOA Federal Liasion Center, GFOA
  • Beth Ann Unger, Information Services Manager, City of Frisco Information Technology
  • Elizabeth Reich, City of Dallas’ Chief Financial Officer, City of Dallas
  • Paul Braden, Head of US Public Finance, Norton Rose Fulbright

Panel #3: Credit, Analyst and Investor Perspective – “From the Outside Looking In”

Moderator: Tom Kozlik, Head of Municipal Strategy and Credit, Hilltop Securities, Inc.


  • Geoffrey Buswick, Managing Director & Sector Leader, S&P Global Ratings 
  • Baye Larsen, Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investor Service
  • Terence Smith, Chairman and CEO, Smith's Research and Gradings
  • Paul Kwiakoski, Managing Director - Public Finance Group, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

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Registration: Closed
Event Date
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Registration Closes
JANUARY 20, 2020 @ 12:30 AM
Fairmont Dallas
1717 N Akard St
Dallas, TX  USA
Summary Agenda
Thursday, January 23
  11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Lunch and Keynote
  1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Panel #1: Cybersecurity Strategy and Tactical Response
  2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Panel #2: State and Local Government Perspective – “From the Inside Looking Out”
  3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
PANEL #3: Credit, Analyst and Investor Perspective – “From the Outside Looking In”
  3:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Wrap Up and Networking
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