Beginning Security Officers - Steps for Success

Recorded on March 3, 2016   |   With Barry Thompson

Beginning Security Officers - Steps for Success

With Barry Thompson
  • 1 Video
  • 3 PDFs
  • 2.0 hrs
Course description

ICB Credit: 2.5 CRCM

The Bank Protection Act and the implementing regulations specify the requirements for the Security Officer. We have designed this program specifically for the individual who has little or no previous training in financial institution security. If you have been the security officer for less than three years or are newly assigned to the duties in the security area this is the webinar for you. If you have been the Security Officer for many years this is a great refresher course on the requirements of your position.

We will review the best practices for the financial institutions security officer as well as those things the security officer should never implement. Items of particular interest:

  1. Who on our staff should be trained and how often about security issues?
  2. Physical risk assessments what you need to know
  3. What is a security case and how should it be documented?
  4. When to obtain help from law enforcement, regulators or other Security Officers
  5. Where one obtains training for special security problems like internal fraud
  6. How to report to the board with a limited amount of time

This program identifies the areas of your financial institution you will need special relationships with to be successful. Learn how to gain support from management and staff by developing a risk management committee that will help champion the protection of your bottom line. This webinar provides vital insights on how to achieve success as a security officer for a financial institution!

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Get the blueprint of how to develop your security department;
  • Understand what is required of the Security Officer by the Bank Protection Act and the implementing regulations;
  • Know why a "Security Group," is necessary for your success;
  • Learn what records you should be keeping as your Banks Security Officer;
  • Know what you have to teach your staff to be in compliance;
  • Satisfy the training requirements for the Bank Security Officer established by the Bank Protection Act;
  • Obtain a manual that will be your reference guide in the future;
  • Obtain our updated Internet resources for 2016 that provide websites valuable to your risk management staff.

Who should attend:
Security Officers, risk management staff, internal auditors, anyone responsible for security.

Course Curriculum

Beginning Security Officers - Steps for Success
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Barry Thompson
Barry Thompson

Barry Thompson, the author of 101 Security Tips for the Beginning Security Officer, is known as “The Fraud Educator.” He has worked in the financial services industry for over three decades, holding the positions of security officer, compliance officer, treasurer, senior vice president, and executive vice president. He is the only fraud educator in his industry that has worked in senior management positions, which affords him unique insight into financial institutions.

Over the course of his career, Barry handled over 900 security cases. He has been involved with investigations and prosecutions on the federal, state, and local levels, and has testified before grand juries, county courts, bankruptcy courts, family courts, and the New York State Supreme Court.

As a security specialist for America’s Community Bankers*, Thompson was involved in all phases of organizing the National Operations, Technology and Security Conference, including designing and overseeing the conference’s security track, hiring conference speakers, and writing the conference manual.

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. Recognizing the increasing importance of compliance in the banking industry, he became a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager in 1997.

Barry has attended prestigious schools held by the American Bankers Association and America’s Barry Thompson “The Fraud Educator” Biography Community Bankers*. Among them are the National Trust School, held at Northwestern University, the National Compliance School, held at the University of Oklahoma and Emory University, and the Investment School at Fairfield University.

He has put his knowledge and expertise to use as an instructor for both the Credit Union National Association’s Security Institute and the Tennessee Bankers Association’s Southeastern School of Banking held at Vanderbilt University.

Barry is also a writer who contributes to Bankers’ Hotline,, and other industry publications. He is the security and compliance “guru” for, and has been interviewed by Newsweek, Consumer Reports, and other national and regional publications.

Today, his firm focuses primarily on training at national and state conferences and conventions and in-house to banks and credit unions, from physical security to computer security. This includes in-depth instruction on identity theft, internal fraud, scams and schemes, conducting investigations, social media and bank robbery.

To date, he has trained more than 26,000 financial professionals—and growing.