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

  • Cryptocurrency has gotten a lot of attention in the past year, and for a good reason. It's not surprising, then, that the Federal Reserve, FDIC, and OCC released a joint statement including a listing of key risks to not only crypto-assets but also “crypto-asset sector participants."
  • Whether you're new to SOC 2 report reviews or have experience, this webinar will provide valuable insights to help you effectively review and validate SOC 2 reports. Take this opportunity to learn from industry experts and ensure your organization effectively manages third-party risks.
  • Please join us for our Q2 2023 SBS Institute Cyber Report webinar. We'll cover a variety of topics during this presentation, including recent hot cybersecurity topics, new attack vectors, risk management best practices, regulatory guidance updates, and more.
  • SBS CyberSecurity (SBS) is thrilled to announce that Chad Knutson and Jon Waldman, two of the company’s founders, acquired full ownership of the company.
  • Are you prepared for a cyber incident? It might sound like a simple question, but there's a lot to consider! Join us for this free webinar as we discuss important questions to consider when it comes to incident preparedness. We will also introduce a new offering – the Incident Readiness Assessment – that can help you more definitively and confidently answer the question, “Are we prepared for a cyber incident?”

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