June, 2018

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SBS Cybersecurity

{Blog} Cybersecuring Your Directors

A training program for Board members is nothing new; it’s a concept that’s nearly as old as time. In fact, “Board Training” is likely overused to the point of causing Board members to grumble under their collective breath every time the word “training” is uttered. Fortunately, or unfortunately, cybersecurity training for Board members is a new regulatory hot button that all financial institutions will be required to provide if not already, in the very near future. The most successful financial institutions take the following approach to technology and cybersecurity training:

  • They realize technology, and by extension cybersecurity, is a commodity and not simply an expense to the organization’s bottom line.
  • They realize that managing technology, and by extension cybersecurity, requires a top-down approach to be effective.

Technology as a Commodity

Most banks tend to view themselves as “old school.” A financial institution first and foremost, but one that may utilize technology as a necessary evil to make work more efficient. The reality is that your financial institution today is a technology company. A technology company that makes its money by providing financial services; but a technology company nonetheless. Financial institutions can no longer exist without incorporating technology. Gone are the days where the General Ledger could actually be kept on a physical ledger. Technology is such a commodity today; it may as well be part of the utility bills. Without it, operations grind to a halt, doors close, and people are unemployed. Read More...

{Featured Certification} Certified Banking Forensic Investigator

This course will allow you to gain knowledge of fundamental forensic processes to address the growing digital investigative needs of your institution.

  • Course opens 06/25/2018
  • Price: $999
  • Online
  • Self-paced
  • Allowed 10 weeks to complete
  • Final exam required to earn certification


  • Understand why and how digital investigations are treated like a real criminal investigation.
  • Create a proper chain of custody for digital incidents.
  • Be prepared for the worst case scenario to lessen the impact.
  • Receive assistance with the Cybersecurity Controls and Cyber Incident Management and Resilience domains of the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment.


  • Data Retention
  • RAM Acquisition
  • Forensic Tools
  • Internal Investigation
  • Windows Forensics
  • Email Investigation
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{More Certifications}

  • CB Vendor Manager

    Course Opens Jun 4
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  • CB Security Executive
    Course Opens Jun 11
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  • CB Cybersecurity Manager
    Course Opens Jun 18

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  • CB Security Technology Professional
    Course Opens Jul 16
    Learn More
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06/01 - Bank Call Report Preparation for Beginners - Part 1 (Five-Part Series)

06/04 - Using Personal Tax Returns for Global Cashflow: What's Cashflow and What Isn't

06/05 - Call Center Representative Training

06/05 - TRID Amendments 2018

06/06 - Protecting Your Salaried-Exempt Status

06/06 - Basics of Real Estate Loan Documentation

06/07 - 25 Baseline Controls Banks Struggle to Implement

06/07 - Signature Card Danger Zones

06/11 - CRA - A Law or a Game

06/12 - Onboarding Your New Hire

06/13 - Alert! FFIEC Issues New Customer Due Diligence and Beneficial Ownership Examination Procedures

06/13 - Excel Explained: Pivot Tables 101

06/14 - Limited Liability Companies: Do's and Don'ts

06/18 - Quarterly Compliance Briefing: Summer 2018

06/19 - Notary Public

06/19 - RESPA - Those Pesky Section 8 Violations

06/20 - BSA Series: 10 Examination Hot Spots

06/21 - 10 Overdraft Privilege Hotspots Including Regulations, Lawsuits & Guidance

06/25 - Residential Construction Lending

06/26 - Basic Cash Flow Analysis

06/26 - Commercial Real Estate Lending: Property Types, Lease Structures and Other Non-Financial Risks

06/28 - Thirty (30) Important Steps to Properly Audit Your Safe Deposit Department

06/28 - Alert! Reg CC Changes Go Into Effect in July - Are You Ready?


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June Webinars

06/14 - The Evolution of Ransomware

06/22 - President Trump's Scorecard: The Outlook for Interest Rates, Stock Market and the US Economy

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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: 
We look forward to welcoming you and members of your team to a 2018 school! 
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ABA Training

Upcoming Briefings

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Online Facilitated Courses

Building Customer Relationships
June 04, 2018 - Member Price: $215

Managing Funding, Liquidity and Capital
June 11, 2018 - Member Price: $875 w/text

Introduction to Trust Products and Services
June 18, 2018 - Member Price: $300

Marketing Planning
June 18, 2018 - Member Price: $300

The Banking Industry
July 09, 2018 - Member Price: $215

Consumer Lending
July 09, 2018 - Member Price: $500

Money and Banking
July 09, 2018 - Member Price: $510

Introduction to Agricultural Lending
July 16, 2018 - Member Price: $475

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ABA Certificates

ABA Universal Banker

Develop the key skills for catering to a new customer mindset. Explore multiple ways to fulfill customers’ sales, service, and referral needs as their single point-of-contact. Master cash handling and basic transactional skills. Perfect product and service sales skills. Discover ways to build relationships and create referrals to other lines of business.

Member Price: $795 


  • Banking Basics Suite (12 courses)
  • Communication Basics Suite (3 courses)
  • Dealing Effectively with Co-workers
  • Effective Meetings
  • Ethical Issues for Bankers
  • Managing Change
  • Online Communications Suite (2 courses)
  • Overcoming Objections Suite (3 courses + 1 exercise)
  • Presentation Skills Suite (4 courses)
  • Relationship Sales Suite (2 courses + 1 exercise)
  • Verbal Communications Suite (3 courses)
  • Why Quality Customer Service Matters Suite (5 courses + 1 exercise)
  • Written Communication Suite (3 courses)

ABA Certificate in Fraud Prevention

The ABA Certificate in Fraud Prevention contains 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.  This curriculum is designed to be an excellent refresher for experienced financial crimes professionals. 

ABA Professional Certifications: 6.75 CAFP, CFSSP; 2.0 CRCM

Member Price: $795 


  • 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

ABA Banking Basics Suite

This suite of 12 courses is a comprehensive introduction to the banking industry. 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.  This suite is approximately 2 hours in length.

Member Price: $595 


  • 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 BSA and AML Compliance

Improve your ability to detect and prevent suspicious and criminal activity with this overview of the types of criminal behavior commonly used against banks, including in-depth training on the applicable U.S. laws and regulations governing money laundering.  The estimated time to complete these 10 courses is approximately 7 hours.

ABA Professional Certifications: 8.75 CAFP; 8.75 CRCM; 7.75 CFSSP; 3.25 CTFA; 2.0 CCTS; 1.25 CSOP​

Member Price: $1,595 


  • Introduction to BSA/AML
  • SARs and Information Sharing
  • Currency and Correspondent Banking Accounts
  • Electronic Banking and Funds Transfer Activities
  • Higher Risk Accounts and Activities
  • BSA Requirements for Business Accounts
  • BSA Requirements for Foreign Customers and Accounts
  • Components of an AML Compliance Program
  • International Partners in AML
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for Compliance Professionals
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