Train Your Cyber Brain

with Online Certifications for Community Banks


SBS Institute offers online, role-based certifications to help create confidence with examiners and auditors on bank preparedness and improve information security within your bank. 

The SBS Institute is uniquely designed to serve the banking industry by providing cyber education to better prepare students and their

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financial institution for cybersecurity threats and regulations. These banking specific, role-based certifications allow students to master the concepts and technologies required to perform essential cybersecurity functions. The SBS Institute certifications include real-world cybersecurity issues and establish solutions that make cybersecurity responsibilities more efficient and effective.

The SBS Institute certification program is designed around three learning paths: Executive, Manager, and Technical. Each path contains a list of applicable job titles, making it clear which courses are for you based on your job. Each learning path also includes one core certification and a variety of specialized certifications. A core certification is not a pre-requisite of a specialized certification, but is rather a natural starting point within the learning path. For additional information, email [email protected] or call (605) 269-0909.

Whitepaper on Updated FFIEC Retail Payments Published by Secure Banking Solutions Institute

The SBS Institute recently published a whitepaper on the updated FFIEC Retail Payments handbook regarding Mobile Financial Services.  SBS and the SDBA want to share it with you as it’s gotten some good traction.

This whitepaper is designed to interpret the full 18-page FFIEC Retail Payment Systems Appendix E: Mobile Financial Services (MFS) guidance into a shorter, much more usable format. The whitepaper lists out specific types of MFS, specific threats to MFS, and specific controls to implement on MFS. The goal is for bankers to use this paper to update their risk assessments around the different types of MFS that institutions provide to customers. 

View the entire Whitepaper.

How it works:

  1. Find your role in the Executive, Manager, or Technical learning path.
  2. Consider the suggested Core Certification relating to your learning path as a starting point.
  3. Continue on your learning path with a Specialized Certification.


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Manager Learning Path



Technical Learning Path


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Information Security Posters [free downloads]

Click on the poster below to download your free security awareness poster. Post them in your employee break room, kitchen, office, or simply send them to your employees for educational purposes.  

 Click here to learn more about Secure Banking Solutions other security awareness training opportunities.