Western International to Feature Cybersecurity Expert Jeff Lanza at 2018 Conference

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In light of the constantly emerging cyber threats in the financial world, Western will feature speaker Jeff Lanza, retired FBI cybersecurity expert.

“Our goal is to keep our Advisors aware of emerging attacks, identify vulnerabilities, and protect assets. We’re really looking forward to hearing from Jeff about Threat Intelligence.” says Rinaldo Ritonga, Director of Technology and Cybersecurity for Western International.

Western International Securities Inc., an independent broker and advisor firm, will hold its National Conference August 15-18, 2018 at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California. Joining other speakers on critical topics, Western will feature speaker Jeff Lanza, retired FBI cybersecurity expert.

Originally recruited by the FBI from Xerox Corporation, Lanza has provided over one thousand presentations on the topics of cybercrime, leadership, crisis communication, ethics, identity theft, body language and more. His clients include 20th Century Fox Entertainment, UBS, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Nationwide, Citigroup, The Young Presidents Organization, American Century, Hallmark, H & R Block, Hess Oil, Standard and Poor’s, Financial Executives International, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and others.

Lanza was head of operations security for the Kansas City FBI and a graduate of the world-renowned John E. Reid School of Interviewing and Interrogation. He is a certified FBI instructor and has trained numerous government agencies and corporate clients on how to interpret and project body language for more effective interpersonal communication. Lanza has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven (Connecticut) and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas.

In addition to cyber security updates and cybercrime’s role in financial security, the conference will again feature a variety of breakout sessions that provide the latest information on marketing to different generations, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), and updates to lobbying efforts for the benefit of small independent brokers. For more information about Western and the conference, see https://www.wisdirect.com.

Through its multiple clearing agreements, Western is able to provide its Advisors with the financial services and support they need to grow their business effectively. Established in 1995, the firm is headquartered in Pasadena, CA and maintains offices nationwide.

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