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

  • Now in its 19th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. SBS is proud to support this far-reaching online safety awareness and education initiative by sharing a variety of cybersecurity downloads, blog posts, and tips.
  • Join SBS for this webinar as we review the FDIC Incident Notification Rule, the update to the FFIEC AIO booklet, and the FTC changes for GLBA in the automotive industry. We will also predict the next changes we should be ready for.
  • The endless cycle of patching may leave many asking themselves, Why? Is there a better way? How can we improve this process? A modern patch management program should address the following topics:
  • Q3 2022 SBS Institute Cyber Reports webinar covering topics such as BIA Risk Assessment and Social Engineer Attacks.
  • SBS CyberSecurity has been made aware of an advanced social engineering attack on online banking accounts, targeting customers that are connected with their financial institution via social media.

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