Trusteer Heads Payments Conference Panel on the State of Mobile Banking Security

President Rakesh Loonkar to Moderate Discussion with Bank Executives on Mobile Security Challenges, Threats, and Malware




Rakesh Loonkar, president of endpoint cybercrime prevention firm Trusteer. Mr. Loonkar is an expert on enterprise IT security technologies. He has held executive positions at security vendors Juniper Networks, NetScreen, and OneSecure. Rakesh earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Joe Bernik, Head, Global Technology Risk Management, Bank of New York Mellon. Mr. Bernik is a senior risk executive who has developed risk management practices, procedures and standards for Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies including; The US Military, The State Department, The City of New York and multiple global banking organizations.


Jeff Dennes, Senior Vice President, Online & Mobile Security, Huntington National Bank (Nasdaq: HBAN). Mr. Dennes was recognized as one of the "Elite 8 in Banking Technology" by Bank Systems & Technology, and as the number five Innovator of the Year by American Banker.


Jeff Theiler, Senior Vice President, Senior Risk Officer, Hancock Bank. Mr. Theiler oversees corporate security, information security, BSA/AML, fraud management, vendor management office, business continuity & DR planning, and enterprise risk management.

WHAT: While the number customers who execute financial transactions online from their mobile devices is still relatively low, mobile banking adoption is growing rapidly and mobile device platforms are proliferating. Unfortunately, fraudsters have developed tools to hijack mobile devices and are using these to launch mobile banking fraud schemes. In this session, IT security and risk management executives from several leading financial institutions will discuss the current state of mobile security, including:
1. Factors that make this channel unique and challenging to secure
2. The evolution of fraud techniques in the mobile banking and payments arena
3. Current approaches and tactics for addressing mobile malware threats
WHERE: Payments 2012 Conference
Baltimore Convention Center, Room 343/344
Baltimore, Maryland
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1, 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM EDT

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To schedule a conversation with Mr. Loonkar, contact Marc Gendron at 781-237-0341, or

About Trusteer

Boston-based Trusteer is the leading provider of endpoint cybercrime prevention solutions that protect organizations against financial fraud and data breaches. Hundreds of organizations and millions of end users rely on Trusteer to protect their computers and mobile devices from online threats that are invisible to legacy security solutions. Trusteer’s Cybercrime Prevention Architecture combines multi-layer security software with real-time threat intelligence to achieve sustainable protection against malware and phishing attacks and meet regulatory compliance requirements. Global organizations such as HSBC, Santander, The Royal Bank of Scotland, SunTrust and Fifth Third use Trusteer’s solutions and leading online banking providers such as First Data, Harland Financial Solutions, Intuit and S1 integrate with Trusteer to provide world-class protection for financial institutions of all sizes.


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Release Summary

Trusteer president Rakesh Loonkar will moderate a panel discussion on the state of mobile banking security at Payments 2012 Conference with executives from several leading financial institutions.


Marc Gendron PR
Marc Gendron, 781-237-0341