Laurel Sykes with Montecito Bank & Trust to Speak at TKG’s How Financial Institutions Can Detect, Manage and Mitigate Fraud LIVE Webcast

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) September 20, 2017 - The Knowledge Group has announced today that Laurel Sykes, SVP, Chief Risk Officer, CRCM, Montecito Bank & Trust will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “How Financial Institutions Can Detect, Manage and Mitigate Fraud.”

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    About Laurel Sykes
    Laurel Sykes is the SVP and Chief Risk Officer for Montecito Bank & Trust and is responsible for the Bank’s compliance, information security, and fraud departments. She has been a banker for more than 25 years, the last 20 of which were in risk management. She’s a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM). As the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act Officer, she also teaches financial literacy training throughout the community which includes training to prevent financial scams. Montecito Bank & Trust has seen an uptick in the last year in both online debit card fraud and wire scams and she will be sharing the common attributes of some of those attacks as well as helpful tips for what you can do personally to minimize the risk that you might be the next victim.

    About Montecito Bank & Trust
    Montecito Bank & Trust is the oldest and largest locally owned community bank in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, located on the Central Coast of California. Founded in 1975, the bank operates 10 branch offices, and strives to be a reflection of the communities it serves by crafting customized banking solutions to support the needs of all local businesses and individuals. Montecito Bank & Trust is known for its corporate philanthropy, including unique giving programs and extensive employee volunteer efforts.

    Montecito Bank & Trust received a 2016 Premier Performing Bank designation by The Findley Reports, an independent service which rates the annual performance of California banks. Montecito Bank & Trust has been designated as a Premier Performing or Super Premier Performing bank by The Findley Reports 31 times in its 42-year history. The bank was also awarded a 5-star, Superior Bauer rating based on its March 31, 2017 financial data, and has been honored with over 10 Best Bank awards since 2013.

    Event Synopsis:
    As financial services companies seek to offer greater convenience and ease to clients, new opportunities arise for cyberattacks. Balancing security strategies with customer experience is a constant concern for all. In this upcoming webcast, we will share strategies for digital fraud detection and mitigation in the financial industry.

    Webcast attendees will hear:
    1. Trends in digital fraud and how it is evolving
    2. How cybersecurity attacks are impacting the industry
    3. Recommendations and practical advice from a panel of banking security experts
    4. Online vs Mobile channel security considerations

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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