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Cybersecurity Threat Insights Report – SecureWorks

To help you get in front of the threat, we’ve analyzed 163 incidents that we responded to in the first half of 2016 to bring you insights you can apply to strengthen your cybersecurity program.

There’s a wealth of information in the 2017 Cybersecurity Threats Insights Report that showcases the nature of the threat, how it’s behaving, and areas of focus you can apply to strengthen your security program.

The most exciting part is that you can do a lot more than you may have thought with basic hygiene and security best practices—not spending more on technology. You’ll see this reflected in the real-world incidents analyzed in the report.

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“9/11: Never Forget” Exhibition Set to Open at the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum

For Immediate Release: Aug. 11, 2016

Contact: Lauren Daughety
Email: LDaughety@vannpr.com
Telephone: 405.509.9312
“9/11: Never Forget” Exhibition Set to Open at the

General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum

 

(HOBART, Okla.) – The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum is proud to announce the opening of its newest permanent exhibit, “9/11: Never Forget,” set for Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary of the 2001 World Trade Center attack. A commemoration ceremony will mark the grand opening with special guest speakers.

The grand opening commemoration will begin in Hobart on the town square at noon with a complimentary lunch provided for the first 1000 people. The program will commence at 1 p.m. in the Stanley Building, located at 301 S. Washington. Attendees will hear from General Franks, Governor Mary Fallin as well as other national, state and local leaders as they reflect on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Following the program, the exhibit will open for public tours at 3 p.m. in the museum located at 507 South Main Street.

“The implications of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America and the World Trade Center are still reverberating throughout our nation and the world,” said General Tommy Franks. “The ‘9/11: Never Forget’ exhibit brings an educational opportunity to all Americans, offering a view of the world before and after the attacks, and furthering the Museum’s mission of leadership, patriotism and service.”

‘Never Forget’ will showcase a 14-foot-long, 3,000-lb. steel I-beam from the World Trade Center, one of the few remaining pieces to be released from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The interior I-beam was part of the flooring system of the World Trade Center, and was damaged by the crushing force of the collapse.  Areas are also dedicated to the Pentagon and Flight 93 and our nation’s response featuring President Bush’s address, vowing that America, its friends and allies would “stand together to win the war against terrorism.”

In addition to the I-beam, visitors to the new exhibition will experience a variety of interactive and visual features as well as artifacts from the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001. The exhibit is designed to place visitors into the day in New York City and give them an opportunity to pay homage to the nearly 3,000 men, women and children from 93 nations who perished that day.

The new exhibit also includes suits and other articles of clothing worn and donated by key leaders following 9-11.  Included are items from President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Senior Presidential Advisor Karl Rove, and White House Chief of Staff Andy Card.

 

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Admission to the grand opening ceremonies and the museum is free of charge.  For more information on the exhibition or to learn more about the Museum, please visit TommyFranksMuseum.org.

The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum was created as a historical foundation dedicated to telling the story of the United States military and education. The world-class Museum is housed in a remodeled, 9,500-square-foot building in downtown Hobart, Okla. Its mission is to advance the understanding of historical events, encourage leadership development and inspire enlightened decision-making by providing a forum for critical thinking through scholarly research, exhibits and public programs.

 

 

 

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Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Hosts A Forum for Minority Bankers

On September 28 and 29, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will host Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minority Bankers. The forum will be held in Kansas City, MO and will address the economy, the U.S. payments system, and career and leadership strategies. Please review the forum agenda and registration information for additional details. All forum attendees can earn 7.0 Continuing Professional Education Credits.

 

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has a long tradition of commitment to diversity and inclusion. In an ongoing effort to strengthen a diverse workforce, the forum was developed specifically for minority bankers.

 

If you have any questions about this forum or would like more details, please contact Chantell Garrett, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Advisor, at 816-881-2590 or chantell.garrett@kc.frb.org.

 

Please register early! Space is limited.

Bank Secrecy Act Checkup

The business of preventing money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes continues to evolve for financial institutions. To stay compliant and avoid enforcement actions, financial institutions should remain aware of current Bank Secrecy Act and FinCEN requirements and carefully document ongoing due diligence.
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FDIC Part 363 – Essential Facts for Going over $500 Million

An institution becomes subject to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Annual Independent Audits and Reporting Requirements (Part 363) when its total assets, measured on the first day of a fiscal year, equal or exceed $500 million.

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New Team Member Announcement to Banc Statements, Inc. – Kathy Taylor, VP of Marketing

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Smaller Banks Need to Protect Themselves From Social Engineering: A Hacker’s Favorite Tool

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BancCentral, National Association Expands Services to Customers in South Central Kansas

ALVA, OK (January 16, 2014) – Myers BancShares, Inc. (MBI) and BancCentral, National Association (BCNA) announced the execution of agreements with Southwest Bancorp, Inc. to purchase branch banks in Anthony, KS and Harper KS.

BancCentral has purchased $123 million in combined holdings in the Anthony and Harper marketplaces.

“We are excited to welcome these customers and employees into our family atmosphere,” said Marilyn Myers, Chairman of the Board, MBI and BCNA.

“It has been our desire to offer banking services to more customers in our surrounding area. The main office, located in Alva, Okla., with branches in Woodward, Enid, and soon Anthony and Harper, will provide the opportunity to offer premiere banking services in some of the best communities around,” stated Kyle Hughbanks, President and CEO, MBI and BCNA.

“It will be exciting to work with our new friends in Kansas. A smooth transition is key to both our new customers, and our staff. We offer our customers quality banking services combined with the latest technology available,” said Brian Hofen, Chief Technology Officer at BCNA.

The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2014, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary terms and conditions.

About BancCentral, N.A.

The opening of the Cherokee Strip in 1893 brought a boom of numerous businesses and banks in the Alva community. One of the institutions that survived from that time is BancCentral, N.A. (formerly known as The Central National Bank of Alva), that is owned and has been overseen by the Myers family since 1919.

Kyle D. Hughbanks was named President and CEO in 2007, the fourth to serve in that capacity since 1919.

BCNA is proud to be a local, privately owned financial institution celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2013.

CBAO to Fly to Washington D.C. on Annual Legislature Trip, May 1-4

On May 1-4, CBAO will be taking a group of  members to Washington D.C. to speak with legislature on important community banking topics. CBAO will be speaking with Congressman Lucas, Dr. Coburn,  Senator Inhofe and more. If you would like to attend CBAO on this event, please email jhaken@cba-ok.org. Space is limited.