Tallahassee, Fla. – Local business professionals and technology enthusiasts will have the opportunity to learn about cybersecurity, information assurance and identity-theft protection at the Tallahassee Technology (TalTech) Alliance monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Hancock Bank’s Ben Graybar, a commercial banker, will address the growing importance of improving security and data protection, especially in preventing financial losses. With the prevalence of online banking, cybercriminals are increasingly finding ways to access other individuals’ banking account information through cyber attacks, in addition to other opportunities that result in identity theft and credit card fraud. Graybar’s presentation will bring awareness to actual events affecting local residents and provide ways to prevent financial losses.
Having held roles with three different banks including Synovus (now Tallahassee State Bank), Bank of America and now Hancock Bank, Graybar is familiar with protocols and strategies used by banks to prevent cyber attacks from occurring and will share this insight. He also will share industry statistics and information on timing to dispute transactions and prevention tools.
“Security breaches and fraud are making their way into the headlines far too often,” said TalTech Alliance Chairman Ryan Aughtry. “We’re glad that Ben will share with us some business and user strategies to help protect and more effectively handle sensitive banking data.”
The TalTech luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Capital City Country Club, located at 1601 Golf Terrace Dr. There is no cost for TalTech members; non-members pay $20. Those interested in joining may sign up for membership at the luncheon. For more information on TalTech luncheons or to register to attend, visit www.taltech.org.
About the Tallahassee Technology Alliance
The Tallahassee Technology Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit alliance of businesses, academic centers, entrepreneurs and individuals invested in promoting technology-based entrepreneurship, business expansion and innovation in the Capital region. It currently has 250 members representing more than 75 area technology-based companies, institutions and organizations. The TalTech Alliance is the recognized technology roundtable of the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County. For more information, visit www.taltech.org.
About Ben Graybar
Ben Graybar is a commercial banker with Hancock Bank in Tallahassee. In his role, he leads client relationships related to lending, deposit relationships, treasury management, investments and merchant services. He held prior roles with Synovus (now Tallahassee State Bank) and Bank of America. Graybar earned his undergraduate degree in economics and an MBA from Florida State University.