AAAB’s Special Event: BPM Presents Cyber Security for Financial Institutions

AAAB's Special Event: BPM Presents Cyber Security for Financial Institutions

Tuesday, August 22 2017

Time:5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Registration: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Program: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Networking Reception: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cost: Free to members; $30 – non-member

Place: BPM San Francisco, 600 California Street Suite 600,San Francisco, CA 94108

Cyber Security for Financial Institutions

Massive information cyber attacks have grown more sophisticated, costing companies millions of dollars. Information is one of the most important assets in an organization, and needs to be proactively protected. With information security being complex and dynamic, many organizations are still trying to figure out how to address their biggest cyber risks.

Join us as we partner with the Association of Asian American Bankers for an informative program addressing the risks and considerations financial institutions must consider to best tackle security issues.

What will be discussed?

  • Threat sources
  • Cyber security requirements for financial services companies
  • Executive-level information security governance and risk management concepts
  • The road ahead and preparing for the future

Who should attend?

  • Executives and business owners

Sumit Kalra
Partner, BPM IT Assurance Practice Group Leader
Sumit has over 14 years of information technology audit and internal controls experience, and leads the Firm’s IT Assurance Service Group. His experience spans across various security standards and frameworks, including SSAE 16, ISO 27001, SOX 404, FedRamp, regulatory compliance, and PCI. He has led such departments at two international accounting firms and for several companies in technology, retail and financial industries. He has served clients in many industries and in various stages/situations, from startups to fortune 100 companies and is and knowledgeable in a variety of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, and complex infrastructure implementations. He has developed security audit methodologies at BPM for evaluating security/compliance risks and exposures to complex on premise and cloud implementations.

David Trepp
Partner, BPM IT Assurance Practice
A technology entrepreneur since 1989, David has led over 1,100 information security penetration test engagements for satisfied customers across all major industries throughout the United States and abroad. He has given dozens of presentations to audiences nationwide, on a variety of information security topics. Prior to joining BPM, David was founder and CEO of Info@Risk, a leading comprehensive penetration test firm. David has worked in information security with commercial, healthcare, government, financial, utility, law enforcement and nonprofit organizations since 1998.

Please RSVP to by August 15, 2017. We look forward to seeing you!

About BPM
Founded in 1986, BPM is one of the largest California-based public accounting and advisory firms, ranked as one of the 50 major firms in the country. With six offices across the Bay Area – as well as offices in Oregon, Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands – we serve emerging, mid-cap, and closely-held businesses as well as high-net-worth individuals in a broad reach of industries. From financial services, technology, life science and consumer business to real estate, nonprofits, wine and craft beverages, we are committed to the success of our clients. Our International Tax Practice is one of the largest on the West Coast and our well-recognized SEC Practice serves approximately 35 public reporting companies. We are listed as one of the “Best Public Accounting Firms for Women,” and the San Francisco Business Times, North Bay Business Journal and Silicon Valley Bus “Best Firm to Work for” in the nation, in the Large Firm Category, and one of the Top 10 Firms in the West. We have been recognized as a “Best of Accounting” winner for client service excellence – an honor less than 1% of all accounting firms in the U.S. and Canada earned, for providing exemplary client service. Most recently, 2018 Vault Accounting 50 ranked us the #1 Firm for Diversity and Minorities, and #21 for Best Accounting Firm to Work For. To learn more, visit us at