Security Officer Workshop

Hybrid Event  
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - Thursday, August 17, 2023   iCalendar Central Standard Time

August 16, 2023 – IBA Center for Banking Excellence, Springfield OR Live-Streamed
August 17, 2023 – Lewis University, Oak Brook

Prepare the risk management professional for what is happening NOW!

The 4 Ls: How to Harden the Target (Bank) Physical attacks against banks are increasing, with management asking everyone what we should be doing to protect our institution. This session looks over effective changes you can implement immediately to make sure your facility is more secure. Using photos of mistakes financial institutions have made across the country, along with how to correct them, is a major emphasis of this program. We will review exterior security concerns such as landscaping, lighting, location, and locks, in addition to building design flaws and how to correct them, and why a night inspection program is essential. While no program can guarantee your bank will not have an incident, you can reduce the probability by taking proactive steps.

Cash Recyclers, Pod Banking & ITMs Banking, as we’ve known it, is rapidly changing. Apps, pod banking, cash recyclers, interactive teller machines, and other new technologies are affecting how we do business and offering new challenges to security. This session embraces these new changes by explaining how we can implement them to make them valuable and profitable to the financial institution while maintaining effective security protocols. This presentation isn't based on theory. It's a real-life, real-time program relating to issues that may contribute to an institution's losses.

Internal Fraud: The Warning Signs How prepared is your institution for internal theft and fraud? Embezzlements were one of the most reported SAR events filed by financial institutions from 1996 to 2019. This riveting session identifies the behavioral changes that can identify internal fraud in the making! Warning signs that every staff member should look for or be able to identify to help stop an internal embezzlement will be reviewed. Discover where the thief will spend the stolen funds and how they keep their stealing from being found. Know whether you should do the investigation or hire a Certified Fraud Investigator. This insightful program provides you with the tools needed to understand the workings of internal fraud.

Board Reporting: The Security Perspective Regulations specify that the Security Officer must report to the board annually and that the implementation, administration, and effectiveness of the security program be addressed. What exactly the Security Officer should report to the board is not clearly identified in the regulations. Best practices relating to training, inspections, and foreseeable events that should be reported to your board will be reviewed.

Program Facilitator
Barry Thompson is a nationally-recognized speaker, consultant, and former banker, with nearly 40 years of service to the financial institution industry. Barry’s financial services career spanned 22 years before he “retired” to establish Thompson Consulting Group, LLC, his consulting firm that assists financial institutions in competing more effectively by providing services specifically targeted to risk management and security. During his career, he served as executive vice president, senior vice president, treasurer, compliance officer, and security officer. In these positions, he has worked in or managed operations, accounting, investments, mortgage processing, and special assignments and has worked with architects and contractors in remodeling and designing institution facilities. Barry has investigated embezzlement cases, identity fraud cases, check kites, and almost all possible criminal incidents against financial institutions. As a security officer, 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 professional speaker, few can match his expertise when it comes to discussing the financial services industry. His programs are based on actual experiences that allow him to relate to any group of financial professionals, from the teller to the board of directors. He has made presentations on communications, organizational behavior and management, compliance, and security. He appears frequently before financial institutions and at industry conferences. Barry is a contributor to Bankers Hotline and, as well as other financial publications. Barry also lends his expertise as a banking “guru” for, answering questions submitted by readers for the site. He has been interviewed by NewsweekComputer World, and other national and regional publications. He has made presentations in Europe on internal fraud, in Asia on bank security, and at the United Nations on identity theft. To date, Barry has trained more than 50,000 financial professionals—and growing.

Continuing Education
ABA Professional Certifications - 5.5 CRCM, 4 CERP, 3.75 CAFP credits
CPE for Illinois Public Accountants - 6.75 credit hours

Fee Per Person
IBA Member    $265
Nonmember    $445

Hybrid Event