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Reducing Risk & Fraud

Fortifying Futures: Insights from Jack Henry™ Connect to Help Reduce Risk & Fraud

Cathy O'Hara
Dec 4, 2023

Jack Henry™ Connect 2023 was one for the books!

Our annual educational conference and technology showcase is an extension of our commitment to strengthening connections and building relationships. Filled with endless networking opportunities, hundreds of sessions, two keynote speakers, and fun social events – the possibilities are endless at #JHConnect.

This year’s Reducing Fraud & Risk track was chock-full of educational sessions designed to help you better manage ongoing risks while also supporting your business strategies.

Financial Crimes & Fraud Session Highlights

Jack Henry Financial Crimes Defender™ was a hot topic at Jack Henry Connect this year!

A recent press release announcing Defender’s general availability went out on day one of Jack Henry Connect highlighting the benefits of this next-generation platform and the success story of Carver Federal Savings Bank, one of the first financial institutions to implement Defender.

Several sessions presented by our financial crimes team, along with a demo, were focused on Defender and how this innovative, game-changing solution is redefining financial crimes detection and fraud prevention. Check out a video clip of Jack Henry's top financial crimes expert, Rene Perez, speaking about how Defender is helping to alleviate fraud challenges for bankers.  



Our AI-powered Financial Crimes Defender is a cloud-native fraud and anti-money laundering (AML) solution designed with real-time capabilities at the forefront – empowering banks and credit unions of all sizes to proactively combat financial crimes across multiple channels and make faster, more informed risk decisions.

Additional educational and panel sessions also covered timely topics such as:

  • How AI/ML learning models work in financial crimes
  • How fraudsters are utilizing new technologies to hide in plain sight
  • Expert insights to help you combat fraudsters and their evolving attack mechanisms
  • Financial crimes detection and the case for collaboration and transparency in fraud mitigation
  • The benefits of removing silos and adopting a holistic fraud strategy

Information Security & Technology Session Highlights 

Cyber Back 2 Basics, an insightful panel session presented by key members of Jack Henry’s corporate information security team, showcased how Jack Henry integrates our teams, technologies, and processes to put our threat intelligence to work, effectively fight back against cyber threats, and most importantly – protect you.

Attendees participated in a hands-on, cybersecurity, tabletop exercise, where they experienced a handful of practical scenarios to encourage open dialog within their financial institutions and establish next steps for improving security readiness.

A multitude of other timely cybersecurity-related sessions addressed top-of-mind concerns for today’s financial institutions, such as:

  • Complying with IT regulatory directives
  • Mitigating security breaches and ransomware attacks
  • Navigating the challenges that come with finding and keeping qualified IT professionals to manage and secure your systems in-house
  • How Jack Henry solutions can help you solve these information security and technology challenges in 2024 and beyond

That’s a Wrap!

We hope you left Jack Henry Connect 2023 feeling inspired, motivated, and filled with valuable insights and ideas that will help fortify your risk and fraud strategies into the new year and beyond.

For more resources to help you reduce risk and fraud, visit

Save the Date: Jack Henry Connect 2024

We look forward to connecting with you again next year in Phoenix, AZ, October 7 – 10!

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