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SBS Cybersecurity

{Blog} Top 5 Ways to Mitigate Your Risk - The Basics

From a security perspective, it’s extremely important to remember that you’re simply a number on the internet; a number that hackers are scanning regularly, just looking for an opportunity. To protect yourself, consider these five basic cybersecurity steps to mitigate your risk and begin understanding what your network looks like to an attacker from the outside. Read more...

{Featured Certification} Certified Banking Security Manager

  • Course opens 02/03/20
  • Price: $1,295
  • Online, Self-paced
  • Allowed 10 weeks to complete
  • Duration: 12.5 Lecture Hours/8 Lab Exercises/Final Exam


  • Understand how to successfully implement and manage each component of your information security program.
  • Access to a library of over 50 cybersecurity resources including FFIEC handbooks, best practice standards, example processes, and guidance. 
  • Boost your knowledge of layered security programs.
  • Gain confidence in your decision making with comprehensive cybersecurity knowledge.

Topics Include:

  • U.S. Information Security Laws and Regulations
  • Information Security Program Components
  • Security Awareness Programs
  • IT Audit
  • Social Engineering
  • Preparing for your IT Examinations
  • Running Effective IT and Audit Committees

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  • CB Security Technology Professional
    Course Opens Jan 7
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01/03 - How to Improve and Strengthen Controls Over Indirect Lending

01/06 - Best-Ever Compliance Checklists for Consumer Loans

01/06 - 10 Practices To Create and Present Engaging Training

01/07 - Beneficial Ownership: Where Are We Now?

01/07 - Basics of Banking: An Overview

01/08 - Train Smarter and More Effectively

01/08 - Basic Business Entities & Other Commercial Borrowers

01/08 - Implementing Regulation CC Changes

01/09 - 5 Strategies to Jump Start Core Deposit Growth in 2020

01/09 - Writing Marijuana Procedures and Policy

01/10 - DIY Core Systems Selections and RFPs

01/13 - Does Your Team Need to Acquire & Grow New Relationships?

01/14 - Compliance Management

01/14 - CRE Appraisals: Components, Approaches to Value & Cap Rates

01/15 - When to Coach? When to Supervise?

01/15 - TRID Amendments 2020

01/16 - Sexual Harassment and Establishing a Respectful Workplace

01/16 - Opening Business Accounts

01/17 - How to Avoid Safe Deposit Litigations

01/21 - CRA Nuts & Bolts - Five Steps to Pass the Exam

01/21 - Writing an Effective Credit Memorandum

01/22 - Basics of Real Estate Loan Documentation

01/22 - IRA Update - Catching Up with the Latest Changes

01/23 - Privacy of Consumer Financial Information

01/23 - Writing Teller Training Procedures

01/24 - Update! Nonresident Aliens: Interest Reporting, CIP and CDD

01/27 - Incident Response - Plan to Fail

01/27 - A Deep Dive into E-Oscar Reporting - A Look at Common Scenarios and Approaches

01/28 - Dealing with Subpoenas, Summonses, Garnishments, Tax Levies, Etc.

01/28 - Creating the Right ERM Program for YOUR Community Bank

01/29 - FTC Endorsement Guides

01/29 - W-9 Deposit Account Set Up and Interest Reporting - B Notices and Back Up Withholding

01/30 - Nailing Your Job of Head Teller

01/30 - Escrows

01/31 - Health Savings Accounts - Clarifying the Rules

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Agricultural Financial Update - Credit Impacts of the Current Environment
Presented by: Jeff Dave, on January 30 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time

Business Law Basics and Lender Liability
Presented by: David Osburn, on February 4 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time


Strategic Planning and the HR Professional
Presented by: Julia Johnson, on February 4 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time

Create a Culture of Employee Engagement and Reduce Turnover
Presented by: Ann Knutson, on February 6 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time

Total Compensation Plan Elements and Strategy
Presented by: Julia Johnson, on February 6 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time


IRA Fundamentals
Presented by: Ascensus, on January 29 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time

Establishing and Amending IRAs
Presented by: Ascensus, on February 5 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time


Introduction to Consumer Lending
Presented by: David Osburn, on January 22 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time

Introduction to Commercial Lending
Presented by: David Osburn, on January 28 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time


Strategic Planning for Financial Institutions: It's All About Your Strategy
Presented by: Marcia Malzahn, on January 27 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time


FFIEC CAT Continual Improvements
Presented by: Jon Waldman, on January 16 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time

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Upcoming 2020 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 2020. 

Now is the time to budget and make plans to include these outstanding learning opportunities in your bank's professional development plan.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming 2020 sessions:

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Upcoming Expert-Led Live Briefings

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ABA Certificates

ABA certificate programs build the skills necessary for career advancement.
Through a prescribed course of study, certificates provide practical, tailored knowledge specific to a job role in the bank.

Programs are continually reevaluated and refined to meet current needs and changes in the industry.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Find the Perfect ABA Certificate to Advance Your Career!

ABA Certificate in Fraud Prevention

Member Price: $795

In-depth training on the applicable U.S. laws and regulations governing fraud, and an overview of the types of criminal behavior commonly used against banks.

The curriculum is designed to be an excellent refresher for experienced financial crimes professionals who wish to take the Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP) exam, and may be required for those individuals with less than five years' experience in the field.

ABA Professional Certifications: 6.75 CAFP, CERP, CFSSP; 2.0 CRCM


  • Introduction to Fraud Management
  • Establishing a Fraud Prevention Program
  • Types of Fraud and Prevention Strategies
  • Operating a Fraud Prevention Program
  • Maintaining a Compliant Fraud Prevention Program

Find the Perfect ABA Certificate to Advance Your Career!

Build the skills and knowledge necessary for career advancement with a certificate program in a concentrated skill set. Certificates provide practical, tailored knowledge in a particular job role.

ABA Certificates

  • Bank Financial Management
  • Bank Solutions Provider
  • Bank Teller
  • Branch Manager
  • BSA and AML Compliance
  • Business and Commercial Lending
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Deposit Compliance
  • General Banking
  • Financial and Credit Risk Management
  • Foundational Certificate in Bank Marketing
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Expert Certificate
  • Lending Compliance
  • Operational Risk
  • Personal Banker Certificate
  • Residential Mortgage Lender Certificate
  • Risk Management Frameworks
  • Small Business Banker Certificate
  • Supervisor/Team Leader
  • Trust: Foundational
  • Trust: Intermediate
  • Trust: Advanced
  • Universal Banker
  • Wharton – Strategy
  • Wharton – Engaging and Motivating Talent
  • Wharton – Advanced Emerging Leadership
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