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Course description

In this fast-paced program, we will address the most commonly asked questions by security officers at this critical stage of their careers. Delve into the essential responsibilities outlined in implementing regulations mandated by various regulators such as FRS, FDIC, OCC, and specific letters for Credit Unions. Gain insights into the often-overlooked aspect of your job description - "other duties as assigned" - and how it can expand your security responsibilities.

Discover solutions to practical issues like camera placement, the necessity of monitors in break rooms, and the optimal timing for alarm activation during or after a bank robbery. Uncover the truth about commonly debated topics, such as the use of dummy cameras and the limited scope of time locks. Learn how, with experience, your role may evolve to include managing building access systems, ID badges, and the crucial aspect of building a relationship with law enforcement.

This webinar aims to provide answers to questions you've likely encountered countless times. Whether you're new to security or a seasoned officer, this program is tailored to meet your needs. For those just starting, gain invaluable insights into the intricacies of your role. Seasoned professionals will benefit from a timely review of current security practices. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your expertise and ensure you're well-prepared for the challenges ahead. Join us for an engaging session that goes beyond the basics of security training!

 Who Should Attend:  This informative program will benefit security officers, risk management staff, compliance officers, and facilities management.


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, bankersonline.com, and other industry publications. He is the security and compliance “guru” for bankersonline.com, 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.

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