Utah Bankers Association

Utah Bankers Association

Information Security Certification Programs





The SBS Institute is uniquely designed to serve the banking industry by providing cyber education to better prepare students and their financial institution for cybersecurity threats and regulations. These banking specific, role-based certifications allow students to master the concepts and technologies required to perform essential cybersecurity functions. The SBS Institute certifications include real-world cybersecurity issues and establish solutions that make cybersecurity responsibilities more efficient and effective. 

The SBS Institute certification program is designed around three learning paths: Executive, Manager, and Technical. Each path contains a list of applicable job titles, making it clear which courses are for you based on your job. Each learning path also includes one core certification and a variety of specialized certifications. A core certification is not a pre-requisite of a specialized certification, but is rather a natural starting point within the learning path. For additional information, email Becky Wilkes at bwilkes@uba.org or call (801) 214-7724.

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Online Certification Programs

Certified Banking Business Continuity Professional (CBBCP)

Sessions Begin: 6/20/2016, 10/10/2016

What you will learn: Laws and Regulations, Complete a Business Impact Analysis, Complete a Risk Assessment, Business Continuity Plan Management and Testing, Pandemic Preparedness, Incident Response, Backup Planning. Cost: $999

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CBCM: Certified Banking Cybersecurity Manager (CBCM)

Sessions Begin: 6/20/2016, 9/19/2016, 11/14/2016

The Certified Banking Cybersecurity Manager certification course will focus specifically on each element of the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool, issued June 30th, 2015. This course will build a solid foundation of understanding for the FFIEC guidance,  cyber risk management practices, improving your information security program for cyber threats, and clear auditing expectations to address this new guidance. In addition to thoroughly exploring each element of the FFIEC guidance we will complete detailed lab exercises that demonstrate how each process works. Students should be able to complete their actual assessment for their institution as part of the course. This is a management level course that touches on critical knowledge needed for c-level, CEO’s, and Information Security Officers. Cost $999

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Certified Banking Ethical Hacker (CBEH)

Sessions Begin: 8/15/2016, 12/12/2016

What you will learn: The four step process: information gathering,scanning, exploitation, and post exploitation, How attackers leverage the web, Post scanning, fingerprinting, and versioning  techniques, Vulnerability scanning with Nessus, Exploitation and privilege escalation utilizing John the Ripper, Exploitation with Metasploit, Exploiting the human by “hacking” users, Post exploitation and meterprete Cost: $999

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Certified Banking Forensics Investigator (CBFI)

Sessions Begin: 9/12/2016

What you will learn: Data Retention, RAM Acquisition, Forensic Tools, Internal Investigation, Windows Forensics, Email Investigation. Cost $999

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Certified Banking Incident Handler (CBIH)

Sessions Begin: 9/19/2016

What you will learn: Incident Response Overview and Regulations, Incident Response Policy, Preserving Evidence and Data, RAM Acquisition, Corporate Account Takeover, Data Breach Cost: $999

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Certified Banking Mobile Administrator (CBMA)

Sessions Begin: 8/22/2016, 12/12/2016

This course provides the attendee with a solid foundation on the theory and understanding of Enterprise Mobility Management.  This course will review mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), bring your own device (BYOD) programs and the development of a mobile first strategy.  Participants will receive hands­on training with policy development, mobile device management, mobile application threat assessment and EMM vendor solutions. Cost: $999

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Certified Banking Security Executive (CBSE)

Sessions Begin: 6/13/2016, 10/24/2016

What you will learn: Hot Topics in Technology, Security, and Fraud, Risk Management, Policy and Procedures, Audit Programs. Cost: $1295

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Certified Banking Security Manager (CBSM)

Sessions Begin: 8/8/2016, 11/7/2016

What you will learn: U.S. Information Security Laws and  Regulations, Information Security Program Components, Security Awareness Programs, IT Audit, Social Engineering, Preparing for your IT Examinations, Running Effective IT and Audit Committees. Cost: $1295

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Certified Banking Security Technology Professional (CBSTP)

Sessions Begin: 7/11/2016, 10/172016

What you will learn: Incident Response Procedures, System Hardening, Mobile Device Management, Penetration and Vulnerability Testing, Path Management, Social Engineering Testing, Perimeter, Network, and Endpoint Security, Data Backup and Replication Cost: $1,295

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Certified Banking Vulnerability Assessor (CBVA)

Sessions Begin: 8/22/2016, 12/5/2016

What you will learn: Regulatory Overview and Vulnerability assessments, Vulnerability Assessment Tools, Perimeter network testing, Web application vulnerability testing, Introduction to packet capture and analysis, Remediation, reporting and action tracking, Cloud, remote access and VPN considerations. Cost: $999

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Certified Banking Vendor Manager (CBVM)

Sessions Begin:  6/6/2016, 9/12/2016, 12/5/2016

What you will learn: Vendor Breaches, Laws, and Regulations, Information Security Program and Risk Management, Selection of Vendors, Ongoing Vendor Management, Creating a Dynamic Vendor Management Program, Contract Structuring, IT Audit and Exam Preparation. Cost: $999

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More About SBS Institute

Learning Paths

Online Program Includes:

  • Electronic kickoff packet (1 week prior to start date)
  • 14 hours of learning, including lectures and lab / assignments
  • An examination following the completion of course work
  • Access to the program for a 10-week period from the start date

Certification Process:

Students will be required to complete the following to become certified:

  • Participate in all modules
  • Complete lab exercises
  • Pass the examination

Maintaining the Certification:

Certified professionals must complete the following to maintain their certification:

  • Pay an annual membership fee
  • Complete four hours of qualifying continuing education through the SBS Institute or NHBA webinars and events


Dr. Kevin Streff, Co-founder of SBS Institute
Chad Knutson, Co-founder of SBS Institute
Jon Waldman, Co-founder of SBS Institute
Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, Asst. Professor & MS Information Assurance Program Coord. at Dakota State University
Dr. Josh Pauli, Associate Professor of Cyber Security at Dakota State University