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GSB-Madison Introduces Bank Technology Security School


Nov 18 - In addition to its Bank Technology Management School, March 30-April 4, 2014, at the Fluno Center in Madison, Wis., the Graduate School of Banking will launch all-new program in 2014 focusing on information assurance and data security.

The new Bank Technology Security School will be in session Sept. 28-Oct. 3, 2014, also at the Fluno Center for Executive Education. The week-long school begins with a solid foundation in the business of banking, including understanding bank financial statements, bank performance analysis, A/L management strategies and regulatory issues in the banking industry. The school also includes in-depth instruction and extensive use of hands-on labs to provide relevant, real-world knowledge in:

Security Breaches, Laws and Regulations: Information security law and regulation provides the framework for which community bankers need to devise their information security program. This session will review the significant security breaches of the past 12 months to understand the security risks community banks face. It will also highlight the security laws and regulations that banks need to consider. Topics the program will review include:

Information Security Management: Security is not just a technology issue. Rather, information protection leverages people, process and technologies to protect against malicious insiders and outsiders. This session will provide the information security management tools a community banks needs to devise their information security program. The program will review:

Virtualization: Virtualization is the future to deploying hardware in your IT environment. Learn more about planning, deploying and managing your companyís new or existing virtualization infrastructure for your servers. This class will provide you with some hands-on experience in the VMware world. We will perform/discuss the following tasks:

Mobile and Wireless Security Defense: Defending mobile devices in your financial institutionís environment is important. This class will discuss ways to strengthen your environment, policy creation for your end-users and ways to safeguard your customerís information.

This session will also discuss the use of wireless network security defense in your financial institution. Hands-on experiences will provide you with security controls that you can implement in your environment to mitigate threats against your information.
Network Penetration/Testing and Ethical Web Hacking: Hands-on laboratory experiences will focus on:

Network Defense

A waiting list is expected in both technology schools and IT managers and IS officers are encouraged to apply early to avoid disappointment. For more information on the Graduate School of Banking and its mission of educating professionals and creating leaders in the banking industry, please visit or call 800-755-6440.