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SBS Cybersecurity

{BLOG} BLUEKEEP - Tip of the Iceberg for Future Cyber Crime Attacks

History teaches us that from his position in the crow’ nest, lookout Fredrick Fleet signed the bridge of RMS Titanic with the fateful words “Iceberg, right ahead!” Cybersecurity experts often illustrate security concepts using “tip of the iceberg” concept to emphasize that an estimated 10% of vulnerabilities are known or visible above the waterline, while the mass of unknown vulnerabilities is laying below the waterline - out of sight and out of mind.  

The May 14th publication of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) 2019-0708 Remote Desktop Services Code Execution Vulnerability also garnered a noteworthy advisory from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Both advisories noted the potential for this vulnerability to be used by self-propagating worms that could replicate an attack similar in scale to the devastating EternalBlue based attacks like NotPetya and WannaCry. Several cybersecurity organizations and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have confirmed that vulnerable systems are suspectable to remotely executed code. Read More...

{Featured Certification} SDBA and ICBSD CB Security Manager

Date: November 5 - 6, 2019
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
5300 South Grand Circle
Sioux Falls, SD
Certification Price: $1,295

This onsite certification is delivered over two days. It provides an opportunity to work closely with a security expert and network with peers. The Certified Banking Security Manager course will assist you in developing and managing an entire information security program framework to take back to your institution.

Watch a short video from the instructor for a more detailed description of the course.

Register Today!

Course Topics:

  • 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

Course Objectives:

  • Understand how to successfully implement and manage each component of your information security program.
  • Boost your knowledge of layered security programs.
  • Gain confidence in your decision making with comprehensive cybersecurity knowledge.
  • Dive into FFIEC cybersecurity guidelines.

Instructor: Chad Knutson, CISSP, CRIC, CISA
President - SBS Institute

Who should attend: ISO, Auditor, IT Manager, Compliance, Security Officer, Operations Officer

Details: You will need to bring a laptop to use throughout the training. 

Certification Price: $1,295

Renewal Information: A $295 annual membership fee and 4 hours of continual educational credits are required to keep the CBSM designation.

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  • CB Security Manager
    Course Opens Aug 1

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  • CB Security Executive
    Course Opens Aug 9

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  • CB Cybersecurity Manager
    Course Opens Aug 20

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  • CB Forensic Investigator
    Course Opens Aug 29
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  • CB Vendor Manager
    Course Opens Sept 9
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08/01 - Accounts Receivable and Inventory Financing

08/01 - Excel Explained: Intermediate Pivot Tables

08/02 - Unclaimed Property Compliance for Financial Institutions

08/05 - Assessing Your Bank's Call Center to Take it to the Next Level

08/06 - Director Compensation and Compensation Committee Best Practices

08/06 - Excel Explained: Budget Spreadsheets

08/07 - Creating Effective Anti-Harassment Policies and Process

08/07 - Do's and Don'ts on Formal and Informal Trust Accounts

08/08 - TILA/RESPA Mortgage Servicing Rules

08/08 - Deposit Compliance Issues

08/09 - ACH Exception Processing

08/12 - Strategic Loan Pricing

08/13 - Call Report - Lending Schedules for Banks

08/13 - Do's and Don'ts on Power of Attorney Documents

08/14 - Providing Accurate and Timely Adverse Action Notices

08/14 - Marketing & Advertising Compliance

08/15 - Compliance Management

08/15 - Vendor Management - How Model Risk Fits In

08/16 - Headache Remedies for Supervisors

08/19 - How to Analyze the Purchase of an Existing Business

08/20 - Strategic Directions for Banking Commercial, Small Business and Consumer Customers

08/20 - Endorsements - Consumers, Businesses and Fiduciaries

08/21 - The ACH Audit & Risk Assessment: What You Need to Know

08/21 - SSAE18, SOC 1, SOC 2 - What Do I Need?

08/22 - Driving Results with Your Bank's Data

08/22 - Lending for Non-Lenders

08/23 - Accounting Basics

08/26 - Alert! Regulation CC Changes

08/27 - Key Ratio Analysis

08/27 - Writing Effective Email

08/28 - IRAs: The Basics Simplified

08/28 - IRAs: 4 Part Series

08/28 - Compliance Rules for Commercial Loans Secured by Real Estate

08/29 - What to Do When a Customer Dies

08/29 - Dealing with Appraisals: Regulations and Requirements

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09/04 - The World of Trust for Bankers

09/05 - Introduction to Consumer Lending

09/09 - Introduction to Commercial Lending

09/10 - Commercial Construction Loans: Administering and Monitoring (Part 1)

09/10 - Create a Culture of Employee Engagement and Reduce Turnover

09/10 - C&I Business Cash Flow Basics and Global Cash Flow Integration Issues for Lenders and Analysts (Part 1)

09/10 - Understanding C&I Loan Structuring, Loan Agreements and Covenants (Part 1)

09/10 - Accounting Basics/Refresher for Bankers

09/11 - IRA Fundamentals

09/12 - Vendor Management - How Model Risk Fits In

09/13 - Leading the Prospecting Effort

09/17 - Commercial Construction Loans: Administering and Monitoring (Part 2)

09/17 - C&I Cash Flow Basics and Global Cash Flow Integration Issues for Lenders and Analysts (Part 2)

09/17 - Understanding C&I Loan Structuring, Loan Agreements and Covenants (Part 2)

09/18 - Establishing and Amending IRAs

09/18 - Cash Management: How Sales, Operations and Technology Can Work Together to Generate More Fee Income

09/19 - Secrets of Buying and Selling a Community Bank

09/19 - The Essentials of On-Boarding

09/20 - Cybercrime Trends and Hot Topics in Banking

09/24 - Commercial Construction Loans: Administering and Monitoring (Part 3)

09/24 - The Business of Banking: Understanding the Factors that Drive Bank Profitability (Part 1)

09/24 - Business Law Basics and Lender Liability

09/24 - Community Bank Capital Raising Simplified

09/24 - C&I Business Cash Flow Basics and Global Cash Flow Integration Issues for Lenders and Analysts (Part 3)

09/24 - Understanding C&I Loan Structuring, Loan Agreements and Covenants (Part 3)

09/25 - The Business of Banking: Understanding the Factors taht Drvie Bank Profitability (Part 2)

09/25 - IRA Contributions

09/25 - Hot Topics for IT Regulatory Guidance

09/25 - Trusts for Planning, Privacy and Protection

09/26 - The Business of Banking: Understanding the Factors that Drive Bank Profitability (Part 3)

09/26 - Building an Effective Marketing Plan

09/26 - Compelling Advertising for Community Banks

09/26 - Quarterbacking Retail Deposits - General Overview

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Upcoming 2019 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 2019. 

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 2019 programs: 

Mark your calendars for the upcoming 2020 sessions:

      • Bank Technology Management School - March 22 - 27, 2020
      • Human Resource Management School - March 29 - April 3, 2020
      • Graduate Banking School - August 2 - 14, 2020
      • Financial Managers School - September 20 - 25, 2020
      • Sales & Marketing School - September 27 - October 2, 2020
      • Bank Technology Security School - October 11 - 16, 2020

Other Programs:

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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 Banking Basics Suite

Member Price: $595

This suite of 12 courses is a comprehensive introduction to the banking industry, and is the self-paced online version of Principles of Banking. Ideal for those new to banking, completing this suite provides a deeper understanding of the changing world of financial services and the vital role that banks play in the economy. Concise, impactful lessons can be applied on the job immediately.


  • Bank Marketing: Building Customer Relationships
  • Bank Payment Systems and Technology
  • Bank Sales and Service: Expanding Customer Relationships
  • Banks as a Business
  • Banks and the Deposit Function
  • Banks and the Economy
  • Banks and Personal Wealth Management
  • Business and International Banking Services
  • Introduction to Banking
  • Lending as a Cornerstone of Banking
  • Safeguarding Bank Assets and the Nation
  • Safeguarding the Customer and the Bank

ABA Certificate in Deposit Compliance

Member Price: $1,595

Gain a thorough understanding in key deposit regulations, and the ability to identify and respond to compliance requirements.

ABA Professional Certifications: 15.75 CRCM, 4.75 CAFP, 2.5 CFSSP, 1.5 CSOP, 1 CCTS 


  • Anatomy of a Regulation
  • Digital Compliance
  • Electronic Funds Transfer Act (Reg E)
  • Elements of a Compliance Program
  • Expedited Funds Availability Act (Reg CC)
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • Privacy/Information Sharing
  • Reserve Requirements for Depository Institutions Act (Reg D)
  • Truth-in-Savings Act (Reg DD)
  • Unfair, Deceptive or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP)

 Students have access to the curriculum for 1 year from date of purchase. The estimated time to complete the 11 required courses is approximately 12 hours.

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