Education & Events

Information Security Certifications

The SBS Institute is uniquely designed to serve the banking industry by providing cyber education to better prepare students and their 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 Beth Parker or call (801) 214-7720.

Recent and Upcoming Sessions

  • The recent LastPass breach reminds us there is no way to stay 100% safe online and highlights some of the risks associated with using a central vault to store passwords and other secrets. So, are password managers still the safe solution?
  • If you’ve never enacted your BCP, it’s hard to be confident that your plan will be sufficient. Testing helps to continuously improve your ability to successfully recover from various scenarios. Follow these steps to build a better BCP testing program and ensure you are prepared for any situation.
  • The theft of user password vaults is bad news for any password-manager solution. Learn more about the LastPass breach and recommended mitigations for users.
  • Please join us to work through a few real-life incidents and discuss the lessons learned from those events.
  • Join us for a walkthrough and tutorial of the new SBS Institute platform. Learn more about the new platform, the exciting new features, and what this new experience will mean for you. See you there!

Certification Program Includes

  • Electronic kickoff packet (1 week prior to start date)
  • 14 hours of learning, including lectures and lab/assignments
  • An examination following the completion of course work
  • Access to the program for a 10-week period from the start date
Student requirements:
  • Participation in all modules
  • Completion lab exercises
  • Pass the examination

Certification Maintenance Requirements

Certified professionals must:
  • Pay an annual membership fee
  • Complete four hours of qualifying continuing education through the SBS Institute or NHBA webinars and events