A Focused Offering:

Moving in that direction requires leadership of the cybersecurity program with a strong Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), a position that can be tough to employ. We deliver the value of our vision to financial institutions through focused services to help fill the CISO role in 2 ways:

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virtualCISO

Outsourced leadership in the development and management of your cybersecurity program; at a level customized to your organization’s needs. You get direction and focus for your team at a fraction of the cost of a conventional employee.

CISOmentor

Development, training, and mentorship for in-house ISOs and CISOs. We want to help shorten the cyber skills shortage by teaching others our philosophies and approach that have made us successful at financial institutions across the country.

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What Our Clients Say

Kevin Bruce

VP, Director of Information Technology | Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. | Kentucky

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“I learned of Bedel Security through a peer bank in Lexington, KY. I contacted them to discuss an assessment of my Vulnerability and Patch Management initiatives. They listened carefully,
provided recommendations and scoped the engagement accordingly. I found the team to be very professional and knowledgeable and their communication was excellent. They outlined their assessment process (Tasks & Timelines) during the initial kickoff
meeting and engaged immediately."

David McAfee

IT Manager | Putnam-Greene Financial Corporation | Georgia

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“Your direction and guidance gave us great insight into creating a fully robust information security program at our bank. Our last exam by the Federal Reserve Bank was complex and thorough but because of the preparation and education on your part we passed with flying colors. I believe being able to talk through our exam requirements and requests with you led to our success. We are grateful for your help and would recommend Bedel to anyone looking to improve their information security program.”

Amanda B.

VP Audit/Compliance Union Savings and Loan Association | Indiana

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“Bedel Security was referred to us by a fellow community bank. Their service proved invaluable and could not have come at a better time. We look forward to working with them in the future.”

Christy C.

EVP/CTO | Springfield State Bank | Kentucky

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“Bedel Security worked with my staff to get things fine-tuned so we aren’t just “checking off boxes” but truly have an understanding of the “whys”. Our consultant sat down with our team to get a thorough understanding of our individual network, then gave us recommendations for perfecting it. When he left, I felt that we had a seasoned, trained professional to coach us on tightening all of our standards to excellence.

It means so much that their CEO, Chris used to be a banker. He understands the specific security challenges and risks that banks face if their network policies and procedures are not top-notch. I can highly recommend Bedel Security for working with your IT staff to make it the very best it can be.”

Christy S., PHR

Executive Vice President Operations | The Napoleon State Bank | Indiana

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“I appreciate Bedel Security’s passion and drive to help us stay ahead of Cyber Security issues that banks face. They recommend solutions that make sense for community banks. The Bedel Security team is experienced, dedicated, service oriented, and an asset to our bank.”

Brad T.

ISO | First Federal Savings Bank | Indiana

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“I accepted an ISO position with no professional experience in information security and only a few months of experience in banking. Prior to my banking experience, I had one (1) year of IT experience in a networking capacity following a career change.

In a span of twelve (12) months, Bedel Security changed my approach as a beginner ISO, intimidated by regulation and the overall scope of the responsibilities, to an ISO ready to tackle the position with confidence. They helped me transform our boilerplate information security program into one which best fits the size and complexity of our institution. The transformation put me in a position to succeed as an ISO.”

Schedule a free 30-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit for your financial institution.

A Unique Approach:

We achieve our vision and mission by applying a unique skill-set mix and approach to every aspect of your cybersecurity program. We understand banking and utilize our experience and expertise to establish the right level of controls and oversight to manage the risks, rather than just avoiding them. When everyone else is asking “what is the industry standard?”, we ask the better question: “what is appropriate for your bank?”


The Virtual
CISO Concept

Now, more than ever, banks and credit unions need a strong and evolving information security program, led by a Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO. A qualified CISO has the experience and knowledge necessary to manage technology risks, allowing banks to implement more services and products for a competitive advantage while increasing customer satisfaction and meeting regulatory requirements.

You can find out more information about whether a vCISO is the right fit for your bank by reading our white paper, 14 Things Banks Should Consider Before Hiring a vCISO. Get your own copy here!