Banking & Financial Services

Why Deer Brook?

The human factor. We have sat where you sit. 

With multiple financial industry leaders on the Deer-Brook team, we understand your regulatory & compliance landscape.  Your Deer Brook’s team includes cyber professionals who have institutional knowledge at Global Financial Institutions, Regional Banks & Credit Unions with years of experience in cyber security.  We are your information security partner, and we are ready to guide you in your preparation to meet your regulatory & compliance standards. Contact us now to get started!

How Can Deer Brook Help My Financial Institution?

  • Network Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing
  • Fractional Security Officers and Virtual Security Teams
  • Internal Audit Staff Augmentation for IT General Controls
  • CIS, and NIST Control GAP Assessments
  • M365 Hardening
  • Deer Brook ensures Financial Institutions meet FFIEC Guidance and Examiner Expectations.

Decades of Financial Services Experience

We focus on providing superior governance, cyber-readiness and threat preparedness in managing data and technology while mitigating risk.

Mary Natale – Chief Operating Officer

Mary provides support in the areas of Delivery Services and Operations.

Mary has over 30+ years of extensive IT, Cybersecurity, Risk, Compliance & Audit and Regulatory experience and provides a unique perspective to Deer-Brooks Leadership team because of her previous experience with a multinational Global bank with a US subsidiary operating as the seventh-largest U.S. bank.

Mary earned her BSBA in Computer Information Systems from Suffolk University. She lives in Falmouth, Maine.

Arthur Ream – Principal

Arthur brings his extensive background in health care, application development, and audit to Deer Brook as it evaluates the effectiveness of its current service offerings and establishes its trajectory in the face of a rapidly changing regulatory and threat environment.

He is a regular speaker on the healthcare I.T. security front in various forums, conferences, and a professor in Information Process Management and Cybersecurity and Information Technology at Bentley University.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Minor in Business from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Master of Business Administration at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts.  He is a Certified CMMC-RP Registered Practitioner. He is an ISACA Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Scrum Master.

He lives in Berwick Maine.

Chris St. Aubin – Vice President of Financial Services

Chris St. Aubin has 15 years of experience in banking in technology and security officer roles within community banks. He is a prior Information Technology auditor, and he currently carries a registered practitioner credential with the CMMC-AC for defense cybersecurity. Chris advocates for bankers with the InfraGard and serves both as a board member for the Maine InfraGard and as the New England Regional Financial Services Sector Chief.

Chris has a BS in Computer Information Systems from Hodges University. He lives in Beddington Maine (population 50).