The Top 25 Security Mistakes That a Smart Institution NEVER Makes

This presentation identifies the most common (and costly) security-related risks an institution may experience. Program content isn’t based on theory — it’s a “real-life” program targeting issues that may contribute to more than 75% of an institution’s losses.

There are hundreds of ways to make critical security mistakes and so little time to deal with the aftermath. If you are a bank Security Officer, one of your primary duties is to reduce or eliminate opportunities for losses from internal and external sources — and crime isn’t the only issue. “Security” defines the process that provides a safe, secure environment for employees to work and customers to do business. It has rapidly evolved from a minimal function into the “Security Department” (a business unit). The Security Officer is often responsible for protecting all of the institution’s components simultaneously.

Examiners insist on a risk-based approach to doing business. This seminar identifies the most common (and costly) security risks an institution may experience. Critical mistakes and remedies, drawn from the presenter’s 40 years experience, are categorized to simplify the process. The Board and others also play a role in risk reduction and loss avoidance. By understanding the cause and effect between the creation of an effective security function and risk reduction techniques, you may implement an institution-wide Security Program that reduces losses and increases profit.


  • The Categories of Mistakes
    • Security Environment, Administration & Management
    • Security Resources
    • Policies & Procedures
    • Legal Issues
    • Facilities & Equipment
  • The Risk Assessment Process
  • Program Objectives
  • Identify the primary and critical mistakes that contribute to losses from all sources, and assess the impact of these issues
  • Design/recommend appropriate changes to policies and procedures
  • Prepare a summary report to the Board of Directors categorizing identified risks and potential remedies
  • Identify appropriate sources of information and support
  • Train or recommend training for the Board and other personnel


Security Officers and Assistants, Board of Directors, Auditors, Human Resources Managers, Training Managers and Compliance Officers.


Dana Turner is a security practitioner based in Pipe Creek, Texas. He has served as a law enforcement officer in several capacities – including the investigation of business and banking crimes. Dana has delivered thousands of platform, and web presentations. He has participated in continuing education programs offered by banking associations, state and federal examining and law enforcement agencies and security, audit and human resources organizations.

Credit Information

Institute of Certified Bankers: Visit http://www.icbmembers.org/login.aspx for instructions regarding self-reporting. Estimated credits: 2 hours CRCM/CFSSP.


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