Conducting Your Annual Physical Security Review
This presentation provides basic methodology and techniques for conducting an institution-wide security review to identify the "windows of opportunity" for loss from all sources.

Every financial institution should conduct a comprehensive security review annually — more frequently if the institution’s environment changes rapidly. 

Examples include:

  • The introduction of a new product or service
  • A change in security regulations or laws
  • The institution’s entry into a previously-inexperienced market
  • A change in leadership or other key personnel
  • Acquisition of a previously-owned banking facility or construction of a new banking facility

A significant component of the review is a thorough investigation of each of the institution’s facilities to identify conditions that may result in a crime, loss or legal action tomorrow — or 30 years from now. The review simply targets your loss potential using a standardized, practical and cost-effective methodology. Your review and subsequent report should involve safety, security and related issues as they affect the five most common, industry-standard security priorities and areas of exposure:

  • Employees and other institution-affiliated parties — and their families
  • Customers and other persons lawfully present on the premises, including vendors
  • Facilities that you own, manage, maintain, rent or control
  • Tangible and intangible assets — particularly the institution’s image
  • Records from internal and external sources — paper and electronic


  •  Identify and describe the primary sources of loss and methods the security officer may use to effectively reduce that exposure
  • Assess the impact of these sources upon the institution, its facilities, its security program and overall strategic plan
  • Design or recommend appropriate changes to facilities, policies and procedures to address the issues discovered
  • Train or recommend training for the board and senior management about their responsibilities and the projected impact of loss exposures

Why Participate

This webinar introduces a basic methodology for conducting initial and ongoing security reviews. It also addresses the use of consultants and others to gather information to use in making recommendations regarding policies and procedures. How far should you go? You’ll make better decisions (and recommendations) after this presentation.


Security Personnel, Directors, Auditors, HR Managers, Training Managers, Compliance Officers and Retail Operations Managers.


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 hours/session


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