Cybersecurity Part One – Banking

John Zollinger, Senior Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking – Home Bank

This cybersecurity presentation, is part one of a two part session that provided  information on cybersecurity safety from a banking perspective. Zollinger reviewed four of the top items to protect your business keeping in mind that the first line of defense is to prevent fraud on the front end. He shared examples on implementing internal controls and ways to protect yourself from check and ACH fraud noting that Louisiana is among the top ten places with identity theft. He strongly encouraged working with the company’s CPA to design a program to help protect you from employees and from the outside.  Zollinger strongly encouraged purchasing Cybersecurity insurance for additional protection.

View presentation in the meeting archives.


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Thank You & Announcements

Ed McCloskey, Estate Planning Attorney and Dennis Brady, Architect thanked Marcus Azzarello, Franklynn Pest Control for taking care of their insect problem.

Jesse Hoppes, Leaaf Environmental Services and Paul Cosma, Uptown Auto Specialist, thanked John Zollinger, Home Bank for his help with banking.

Kevin Pedeaux, CR Coffee Shops, commented on George Messina’s newest addition, The Batcher restaurant and bar in the French Quarter. Good food  and amazing venue.

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Q1 2022 dues invoices will be emailed later this month.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule (all events at Rooftop on Basin)

  • January 18 – Cyber security – Part Two – IT – Chad & Jim Perrier, Universal Data, Inc.
  • January 25 – The Ranch Film Studio – Jason Waggenspack
  • February 3 – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.– Membership Drive Social – Rooftop on Basin
  • February 8 – No meeting
  • February 15 – The Rising of Bayou Phoenix & Board Meeting – Jacquie Bonano, JBL Communications and Catherine Shreves, Image Video Solutions
  • February 22 – TBA
  • March 1– Mardi Gras
  • March 8 – Michael Sawaya, Ernest Morial Convention Center
  • March 22 & 29 – TB

Check website for updates and bulletins that include upcoming events. Meeting events are on the calendar.