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CSBS Offers New Cybersecurity Certification

November 22 – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors announced a new cybersecurity certification in an effort to promote higher standards in bank examination of cybersecurity management. The new Certified Cyber Security Examiner designation is part of a larger effort among state financial regulators to address the ongoing threat of cybersecurity within the financial services industry.

“Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues impacting financial institutions today, and we don’t see this changing anytime soon,” said John W. Ryan, CSBS president and CEO. “For this reason, CSBS has made it a priority to not only work with industry on ways to better safeguard against this threat, but to better equip state bank examiners with advanced training and knowledge in this area.”

The CCSE was developed by a team of state bank examiners with advanced knowledge of IT information systems and cyber risk management. The cyber certification acknowledges demonstrated experience and proficiency in the field, and it was built on nationally recognized standards of practice, knowledge and ethics.

“The CCSE certification adds to CSBS’s host of certification offerings that promote regulatory excellence within the state financial supervisory system,” said Kelly Lammers, deputy director of financial institutions at the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance. “It is also a way for employers to recognize and promote certified examiners who are committed to professional development and the attainment of skills and knowledge necessary to perform their jobs at the highest level.”

To become CCSE certified, examiners must generally have at least five years of examination experience; participate in a minimum of five examinations; complete at least 96 hours of advanced relevant education courses; and show proof of successful job performance.

For more information and to apply for the CCSE certification, visit

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