Meltdown and Spectre 101

Monday, January 29, 11 a.m. EST 

Recording available through April 29


Time-Sensitive Hot Topic Seminar Offered at Discounted Registration Fee of $159

Presenter: Chad Knutson, President, SBS Institute - SBS CyberSecurity

Meltdown and Spectre 101 vulnerabilities have taken a mainstage in the news as security experts share concerns around data security, performance impacts, and missing patches. While there seems to be wide spread panic around these two vulnerabilities, their complexity to understand and exploit is relatively high. More of the concern likely comes from the style of vulnerability, an issue rooted deeply into the hardware behind most desktop, server, laptop, and mobile phone. Join us inthis webinar to understand the basics of these vulnerabilities, next steps to mitigate risks, and the latest news on the risks. We will discuss the following topics:

  • What is Meltdown?
  • What is Spectre?
  • Patching Challenges
  • Vulnerability Scoring System CVSS
  • Risk Rating Affected Systems
  • Patch Management Lessons Learned
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Vendor Management Concerns


The OBL partners with the the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison to bring e-learning opportunities to members and offers many certifications via Secure Banking Solutions, an OBL Business Partner.

The SBS Institute serves community banks by providing educational programs that will certify a banker has the knowledge and skills to protect against today's information security threats. The certification programs offered by the institute are uniquely designed to address community banking needs, using community banking problems and solutions. Properly trained banking professionals will improve the security around customer data and other sensitive information entrusted to them. The certification communicates to management, the board, stakeholders, and examiners, that a professional can perform the necessary functions to manage and reduce risk to the bank.

Available Programs

Register for a course today or choose from these available programs:

 Contact Julie Kiplinger at 614-340-7612 for more information.

The OBL also provides online seminars via a partnership with the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Please note if the LIVE seminar date has passed, the program is still available OnDemand and can be ordered via the link. For detailed seminar descriptions, presenter bios and to register online, please visit  http://gsb.virtualvenues.com/store  or click on the titles below.


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