Fraud Mitigation within Your Disaster Recovery Plans

Register Today for this Business before Hours Workshop

For all businesses – from the very small to very large!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 8:15 a.m.

Although you hear increasingly about cyber-attacks and fraud in the news and on social media, many or most of us don’t believe it can happen to us or our business. We don’t want to think about the negative effect it could have on our good name, our cash flow, or our day-to-day business operations.  We also may not want to stop and think that even if it “can’t” happen to us, it could happen to someone else in our lives, be it our business supply chain or a family member and that by it happening to them, it could also affect us….

If you do accept the possibility, then take a moment and sign up very fast for this workshop and invite others to attend with you, as well.  Kristen Saranteas, Senior Vice President, Head of Treasury Management for First Midwest, will be presenting this workshop.

Date:             Wednesday  May 10, 2017
Time:             8:15- light breakfast and networking; 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  presentation 
Place:            South Suburban College, Oak Forest Center, Room 5250
                       16333 S. Kilbourn, Oak Forest

To register for this event click here


Call:               DaNee  708.596.2000    ext.3260     
                       Questions:  Contact or
                       Cost:  Free to paid SSSBA members;   $10 guests

Topics will include:

  • The Current Risk & Fraud Landscape
    • How organizations are feeling about the risk environment
    • Details about actual and attempted fraud
    • Identifying and dealing with various types of fraud, including business e-mail fraud
  • Preventing Fraud
    • Systematic measures to take to prevent external and internal fraud
    • Warning signs to help mitigate fraud
  • Disaster Recovery Plans for Fraud
    • Building and implementing a disaster recovery plan
  • Tag – You’re a Victim of Fraud!
    • Now What?

 Presenter:  Kristen Saranteas

Kristen Saranteas

Kristen Saranteas is Senior Vice President, Head of Treasury Management at First Midwest.  She has almost 25 years in sales and management experience, and currently oversees the client’s experience with the bank. She has been in the banking industry for many years, including as Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Cash Management at Royal Bank of Scotland (Citizens Financial Group). Her extensive treasury management background also includes American National Bank, Wintrust, and The Northern Trust Company.  Among the many areas she has overseen is fraud.

Kristen received a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University of Ohio. An active volunteer with multiple organizations, such as Chicago Cares and Working in the Schools, she has served on the board of directors for City Year Chicago and The Golden Touch.  Kristen speaks frequently at industry conferences and events, most notably at the Windy City Summit and the Association of Financial Professionals Annual Conference.

Register for this event here.

At its 2016 Annual Meeting, SSSBA launched Information Security, a year of workshops addressing various topics aimed at helping companies become aware of and better able to avoid security risks and protect their business and personal assets.  This workshop is part of the series.

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