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 LockBit 2.0, formerly LockBit, ransomware group was very active in Q2 2021. After a slight dip in activity in August, the group is back now with its Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) affiliate model
  • Join SBS as we discuss the most critical responsibilities of the information security officer and share some insight on what organizations can do to fulfill the ISO's most critical responsibilities.
  • An innovative program designed by, and especially for, IT professionals and information security officers in the financial industry.
  • An advanced persistent threat (APT) is an attack or state-sponsored group that occurs when an unauthorized user utilizes advanced and sophisticated techniques to gain access to a system or network. Keep reading for a list of the top 20+ advanced persistent threat actors.
  • The OCC, Board, and FDIC are issuing a final rule that requires a banking organization to notify its primary federal regulator of any “computer-security incident” that rises to the level of a “notification incident,” as soon as possible and no later than 36 hours after the banking organization determines that a notification incident has occurred.

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