Information Security Basics: Board of Director’s Edition
Examiners are tired of seeing that "the board doesn't get it".

This webinar will help you increase board awareness of their responsibilities regarding cyber security, including a break down of your Information Security Program in bite-sized pieces.

Many Board of Directors (BODs) simply do not understand your Information Security Program, cybersecurity threats and technology risks. BODs are ultimately responsible for the security of customer information, providing expectations and direction to management. Their responsibility includes approving financial investments into cybersecurity and creating accountability for security operations. Board members need to better understand cybersecurity so that they can make good decisions, allocate the necessary resources and provide the oversight regulators require.

Examiners are tired of seeing that “the board doesn’t get it” or “the board just rubber stamps our information security program annually”. This was highlighted in November when the FFIEC published the Cybersecurity General Observations after they completed over 500 special assessments of community banks. This publication reinforces the need for engagement by the board of directors and senior management in understanding their institutions’ risks, monitoring potential threats, establishing a “dynamic control environment,” effectively overseeing third party relationships and developing and testing plans for business recovery and continuity after a cyber-attack.

Why Participate?

This discussion will enable you to make a difference at your financial institution by addressing the board’s information security awareness deficiencies and breaking down your Information Security Program into bite-sized pieces for the board to digest.


Board members need clarity on CORE items as it relates to Information Security:

  • IT Risk Assessment
  • Policies and Procedures
  • IT Audit
  • Continual Education


Current and prospective board members, senior officers, risk managers and IT officers. A background in information technology or information security is not required.


Chad Knutson, Senior Information Security Consultant and VP of Research and Development for Secure Banking Solutions (SBS)

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC)
  • Master of Science in Information Assurance with an emphasis in Banking and Finance Security from Dakota State University
  • Performs Community Bank Security Professional Certification program for SBS

Credit Information

Institute of Certified Bankers: Estimated 2.5 hrs. 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

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Please Note:

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