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Event: ComplianceOnline Banking Conference

April, 2017- Rochester, New York: EFPR Group, LLP is proud to announce Michael Redmond, Lead Strategic Consultant in the IT Consulting Division, will be speaking at the ComplianceOnline Banking Summit 2017 conference, focused on Risk Management and Data Security.  The conference will be April 27 and 28 in New York City.  She will be speaking on the timely topic of DFS Cyber Requirements.  The DFS (Department of Financial Services) Cyber Regulation for NYS Financial Services and Insurance Companies, according to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, are “first-in-the-nation” regulations” designed to protect New York State from the ever-growing threat of cyber-attacks. It “requires banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions regulated by the State Department of Financial Services to establish and maintain a Cybersecurity program designed to protect consumers and ensure the safety and soundness of New York State’s financial services industry.”

In addition to her speaking engagement, Michael will be participating on several panels over the course of the conference.  Topics include Integrated FRC in Banks and Financial Services Companies, Identity Theft and Identity Fraud: Latest Challenges for Banks and How to Mitigate Risk, and Cyber Security Landscape.

“We are proud to have Michael represent the Firm’s IT Consulting division and share her knowledge and expertise on a wide variety of topics, especially the DFS requirement that is effecting so many financial services and insurance companies,” said Annette Joyce, Director of IT Consulting

At EFPR Group, Michael consults and audits in the areas of Cyber/Information Security, Organizational Resilience, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, High Availability, HIPAA and ISO. Some of her past clients include Fidelity, JP Morgan Chase, Emblem Health. Excellus Blue Cross, and many more.

Michael is certified as a Lead Implementer in ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management, ISO/IEC 27032 Lead Cyber Security Manger, ISO/IEC 27035 Security Incident Response, ISO/IEC 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems, ISO/IEC 21500 Lead Project Manager and ISO/IEC 41001 Environmental Management. She is an ISO Certified Auditor for ISO 27001. She is a Certified Project Manager, Certified Emergency Manager, and holds two International Master Level Certifications in Business Continuity.

In addition to being the Lead Strategic Consultant at EFPR Group, she is also the Program Director for Eastern Great Lakes Association of Continuity Professionals Chapter. The association is made of members from Information/Cyber Security, Compliance, Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Emergency Management. She serves on the ISSA Western NY planning committee for their annual conference. Michael is one of three people on the International Ethics Committee for certification body Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) for ISO.

Her past experience includes consecutively total of 13 years as a Sr. Manager with Deloitte, KPMG and Chubb and 12 years with Redmond Worldwide in the areas of: Information/Cyber Security, Compliance, Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Management, Internal Audit/ Gap Analysis. Prior to her consulting career, she was a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Manager with Bank of New York. After completing her MBA at Fordham University, Michael graduated from the American Institute of Banking.

Michael was selected for 2016 Women of Distinction for her contribution in Information/Cyber Security. She is in Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals and is in the Academic and Professional National Honor Society for Continuity Planners, “Order of the Sword & Shield”. She spent 4 years on Active Duty with the Army and 18 1/2 years National Guard and Reserve before retiring as a Major. Michael is a Graduate of Command & General Staff College (Fort Leavenworth), attended Civil Affairs Courses – US Army JFK School of Special Warfare and is Hazmat Trained, DOD Certified. Michael has also been an Adjunct Professor for University of Maryland, Mercy College, New York University and John Jay Graduate School, where she taught Cyber/Information Security, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Emergency Management.

To learn more about DFS requirements and how to stay compliant, please go here.

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