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2019 SDBA Annual Security Seminar - Sioux Falls
Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown
201 E 8th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
Category: SDBA Events

SDBA Annual Security Seminar
October 29, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown
201 E 8th St
Sioux Falls, SD


This well-rounded seminar focuses on a range of issues of concern to security officers, facility personnel, and management. Using current trends and examples, a variety of topics will be covered as highlighted below.

Workplace Violence Planning & Active Shooter Preparedness

The stark reality is that active shooter incidents have become a regular occurrence, not an anomaly. Many times, the response we hear is that warning signs were present, but no one recognized them ahead of time. What are the warning signs of workplace violence? We’ll discuss the importance of creating a culture of awareness and reporting. You’ll learn how to develop an Emergency Action Plan and why it’s so important. Lastly, we’ll tackle the uncomfortable but necessary response to an active shooter situation.

Trending Fraud

Times change. Crimes change. During this interactive session we’ll identify and discuss the top five types of fraud seen during the last two years and then compare them to what’s trending today. Hear from your peers what they are experiencing today. You’ll learn about the various ways in which criminals will attack your bank. We’ll explain how fraudsters use social media to try and recruit your actual customers! You’ll leave with a better understanding of what’s happening right now and what you need to be prepared for.

Handling Difficult People

Handling difficult people is one of the hardest situations staff is asked to manage on a regular basis. This program reviews problems frontline staff and management could face during interactions with account holders and teaches methods to help you cope when things get hostile. People who become upset need to be defused and doing so is not always easy.  The most well-meaning intentions could escalate the problem. We review causative factors, warning signs, and the proper use of cognitive listening. 

Conducting a Physical Risk Assessment

This information packed program will provide you with a recipe on how to conduct your annual security review. No longer can you just use a checklist to determine if your financial institution is safe. We will instruct you on how to think like a criminal to protect your assets, information, and people. Today, the criminal world attacks your institution via computer, customers, and social engineering ploys. Your annual review should find or correct problems with physical security, robbery procedures, and staff training.

Registration Fee

Registration $275
Non-Member fee $375

Registration fee includes $30 for meals and breaks. This information is provided for your tax records, in keeping with the IRS 50 percent deductible provision under Section 274 (n) of the Internal Revenue Code.

CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund if canceled on or before 10/22/19; 75% refund if canceled 10/23 – 10/25; no refund if canceled 10/26 or later. Substitutions allowed at any time.



Barry Thompson has worked in the financial services industry for over three decades and is the only fraud educator in his industry who has worked in various senior management positions at financial institutions, which affords him a unique insight. Over the course of his career, Barry has handled over 900 security cases and has been involved with investigations and prosecutions on the federal, state, and local levels. Barry is an in-demand, internationally-recognized speaker where he has made fraud, theft, and security presentations to groups throughout the country, in Europe, and at the United Nations.


Security officers or directors, operations managers, auditors, HR directors, legal staff, loan officers, disaster recovery managers, collection staff and fraud investigators.


8:30—9:00 a.m.   Registration
9:00—noon          Program
noon— 1:00 p.m. Luncheon
1:00—4:00 p.m.   Program


Hilton Garden Inn – Sioux Falls Downtown
201 E. 8th Street – Sioux Falls
Room Block released 09/28/19
Rate: King $129 – Double Queen $119