Computer Security & Social Engineering for the Non-techie

IT and security professionals are continually searching for ways to train staff to protect the institution against computer fraud. This program will provide the education they need. Even those who believe “it can’t happen here” will learn exactly how these attacks can happen here and how to prevent them.

According to a SANS Survey on Financial Service Security, respondents reported that the most losses resulted from the following types of attacks:

  • Abuse or misuse by internal employees or contractors (43%)
  • Spearphishing emails (43%)
  • Malware or botnet infections (42%)

This webinar shows how penetration companies, criminals and even the cleaning crew can compromise your bank. Staff members who believe “it can’t happen here” will learn exactly how it can happen here. Using actual stories of financial institutions who found themselves compromised, we will illustrate how poorly followed procedures open the door to high dollar losses. Staff who are not familiar with the techniques used by social engineers will fall victim, even if they follow your procedures. To paraphrase former hacker Kevin Mitnick, businesses spend millions on security while missing the weakest link: the people who use the system.


  • Learn the latest attacks employed against banks
  • Educate staff on simple mistakes that cost thousands of dollars to resolve
  • Discover the best practices to protect the bank
  • Password protection by learning how criminals obtain yours
  • How to design passwords or protect them from intrusion
  • Understand how mobile devices can be compromised


Senior management, directors, HR, security officers, compliance officers, auditors, trainers and all staff.


Barry Thompson, CRCM, Thompson Consulting Group LLC, is an international speaker, trainer, consultant and writer. Barry has worked in the financial services industry for over three decades and has held the positions of security officer, compliance officer, treasurer, senior vice president, and executive vice president. He has handled over 900 security cases and has been involved with investigations and prosecutions at federal, state and local levels.

Credit Information

Institute of Certified Bankers: Visit http://www.icbmembers.org/login.aspx for instructions regarding self-reporting. Estimated credits: 2.5 hours CRCM/CFSSP (self-reporting).


Live Webinar:

Member price: $265.00 | Non member price $530.00

On-Demand Webinar

Member price: $280.00 | Non member price $560.00


Online: Visit the CBA Webinar Catalog

Mail: Click here and mail completed form with check payable to ConferenceEdge to: (Mail at least 10 days prior to event)

1516 Xavier St., Ste 500, Denver, CO 80204

Phone: Call ConferenceEdge at (877) 988-7526 (credit card payments only)

Please Note:

  • Preferred Payment Method: Online
  • Please register online or by phone when paying with a credit card
  • Payment Must Accompany Registration – Invoices are Not Provided

Register online up to day of event. Earlier registration allows time to check your computer for an optimal experience.