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January, 2018

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SBS Cybersecurity

{Blog} Spectre and Meltdown

What is it?

On January 3rd, 2018, massive security flaws affecting nearly every computer were revealed. Known as Spectre and Meltdown, these exploits have alarming repercussions that could potentially affect and change an architecture that is deeply rooted in the lives of the technological world. Originally reported by Google’s Project Zero, Spectre and Meltdown fall outside the category of many other vulnerabilities seen recently. Most vulnerabilities affect application software; however, these vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data that is processed directly from the CPU, including passwords, encryption keys, emails, and any other data.

These exploits are categorized into three variants. The first two variants are Spectre, the more dangerous of the two flaws, and the third variant is Meltdown. Spectre – the worse of two flaws – can access kernel memory or data from different applications. Meltdown can bypass the protections in place that separates the application from the operating system, allowing a program to read from the protected kernel memory, exposing the information. It is important to note that Intel specifically stated that that the exploits cannot corrupt, modify, or delete data. Meltdown and Spectre are also rated as a CVSS score of low (<2) on the scale to 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest). Continue Reading

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01/03 - CECL Methodology: The New Accounting Standard

01/03 - Best-Ever Compliance Checklists for Consumer Loans

01/04 - Basics of Banking

01/04 - Sexual Harassment - Establishing a Respectful Workplace

01/09 - Digital Marketing: Deep Dive

01/09 - Implementing Beneficial Owners on Legal Entities

01/10 - Incident Response - Plan to Fail Well

01/10 - Cash Management: How Sales, Operations, and Technology Can Work Together to Generate More Fee Income

01/11 - Scrubbing and Submitting 2017 HMDA Data

01/11 - Opening Accounts for Nonresident Aliens

01/16 - Advertising Compliance

01/16 - Loan Underwriting Mistakes

01/17 - IRA Update and Review

01/17 - CRE Appraisals: Appraisal Components, Approaches to Value and Cap Rates

01/18 - Handling Loan Applications - What can go wrong?

01/18 - Online Deposit Account Opening

01/23 - Health Savings Accounts: It's Time to Pay Attention!!

01/23 - Improving Employee Performance in Everyday Work Situations & Reviews

01/24 - A Business Development Officers Guide to Selling Non-Traditional Financial Products

01/25 - BSA/AML and OFAC - Continuing Developments

01/25 - Smart Social Media

01/30 - Teller Compliance Issues: Reg CC, UCC 3 & 4 and CTRs

01/31 - Basic Business Entities & Other Commercial Borrowers

01/31 - Dealing with Subpeonas, Summonses, Garnishments, Tax Levies, Etc.

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January Webinars

Upcoming 2018 GSB Schools

The Graduate School of Banking is wrapping up a terrific year of educating bankers and creating leaders in the industry. We're proud of our success this year and are enthusiastically looking ahead to hosting an array of exceptional programs in 2018. 
Now is the time to budget and make plans to include these outstanding learning opportunities in your bank's professional development plan. 
Applications are currently being accepted for the following 2018 programs: 
Graduate School of Banking -- July 29-August 10, 2018
Earn the prestigious Certificate of Executive Education from the Wisconsin School of Business' Center for Professional and Executive Development at no additional tuition. Please note that returning students do not need to re-apply. 
Scholarship Application [deadline April 25, 2018]
Bank Technology Management School -- April 8-13, 2018
Human Resource Management School -- April 15-20, 2018
Scholarship Application [deadline February 26, 2018]
Financial Managers School -- September 9-14, 2018
Bank Technology Security School -- October 21-26, 2018 
Sales and Marketing School - NEW SCHOOL 
We look forward to welcoming you and members of your team to a 2018 school! 
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American Bankers Association

Upcoming Briefings

Online Facilitated Courses

Analyzing Bank Performance

$660 Member Price

  • Use the Uniform Bank Performance Report to analyze a bank’s performance over several periods and against peer banks
  • Demonstrate the connection between a consistently high level of financial performance as measured by the Return on Owners’ Equity Ratio
  • Identify the major factors that affect a bank’s financial performance
  • Identify key components of non-interest income and expense and explore strategies to improve performance

Facilitated online courses feature an online learning community with fellow students, instructor guidance and feedback.

The next session begins Jan. 29, 2018

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Managing Funding, Liquidity and Capital

$660 Member Price

  • Identify the risk/return characteristics and costs of various funding sources
  • Evaluate the effect of various funding sources on interest rate and liquidity risk
  • Describe various measures used to manage liquidity
  • Recognize the merits of both regulators' and shareholders' points of view regarding optimal capital levels
  • Prepare a capital management plan
  • Designed for individuals involved in funding, liquidity, or capital management, or line managers making pricing, investment, or funding decisions

The next session begins Jan. 29, 2018.

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ABA Certificates

ABA Certificate in Lending Compliance

Demonstrate to bank management and examiners you have a thorough grounding in key lending regulations, and the ability to identify and respond to compliance requirements. This is a complete 17-course curriculum that you can access for 12 months at your own pace; no other online lending compliance curriculum offers this advantage. The certificate includes any updates on new issuances and regulation changes made within that year.

Required Courses

  • Anatomy of a Regulation
  • Community Reinvestment Act, Community Bank (CRA)
  • Community Reinvestment Act, Large Bank (CRA)
  • Credit Card Regulations
  • Elements of a Compliance Program
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) Reg B
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Good Faith Estimate and HUD-1 
  • Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)
  • Loans to Insiders (Reg O)
  • National Flood Insurance Regulations
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)
  • Reg Z Ability to Repay (ATR) and Qualified Mortgage (QM)​
  • Reg Z Closed-End Credit
  • Reg Z Open-End Credit
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
  • Unfair, Deceptive or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP)

SDBA Member Price $2,195

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