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SDBA 2020 Security Officer's (Virtual) Conference
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
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SDBA 2020 Security Officer's (Virtual) Conference

October 27, 2020

Virtual Event via Zoom


In these unprecedented times, SDBA is pleased to offer this virtual bank security officer conference. The virtual session will be recorded and available for 30 days.

This well-rounded conference focuses on a range of issues of concern to security officers, facility personnel, and management. Using current trends and examples, a variety of topics will be covered as highlighted below.


Registration $225
Non-Members $335

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if canceled on or before 10/20/20; 75% refund if canceled 10/21 – 10/23; no refund if canceled 10/24 or later. Substitutions allowed at any time.



9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT (1-hour lunch break)

9:00 a.m. - Pandemic Fraud: What’s Ahead

The spread of COVID-19 has launched a million frauds by criminals. Fear about the economy, obtaining basic supplies, or just paying necessary bills has made people vulnerable. Confidence scammers are taking full advantage of this situation by using our fears to make money. This cutting-edge program will show you what to expect from the frontline to the C-suite. Failure to train now will cost your financial institution major dollars when people miss the tell tail signs of fraud. Do not discover your problems on the evening news!

10:00 a.m. - Human Trafficking

Moving people for illicit purposes covers many facets. It can be as simple as someone paying to flee an impoverished country in hopes of living the American Dream to people being imprisoned and abused by criminal enterprises. This session will provide a real-word overview of the issue and how money is made and moved.

11:00 a.m. - Elder Fraud: Growing Faster Than the Speed of Age

As the baby boomer generation ages, “Elder Fraud” is likely to be the biggest growing segment for crime in our country. Criminals know who they want to target and have found ways to get close to their victims. They know exactly how to manipulate their target and do not care what happens to them after the scam. After gaining control of your accountholder, the weakest link at your institution becomes the target.

1:00 p.m. - Social Engineering – Creating Accomplices

Explore the psychology and methods, both observed and personally used, to manipulate individuals to provide information and/or services to obtain further information. Discover how social engineers can target people and find the specific motivation to turn them into willing participants or unwitting dupes.

2:00 p.m. - Financial Crime Investigations

Pandemic fraud will bring new problems to financial crime cases. This fast moving and informative program will show you how to prepare yourself to handle the new cases you will be observing. Learn how to assemble information needed for court, prepare yourself for interviews while documenting what is needed for trial. This program will provide you the questions you need answered when a potential fraud case impacts your financial Institution.

3:00 p.m. - Preparing Your Case for Law Enforcement

Getting your case accepted by law enforcement can be the biggest stumbling block for risk management professionals. This session will review what the bank should prepare prior to notifying law enforcement to accept the case for prosecution. Best practices to prevent common mistakes are presented as well as what you can expect during the investigative and prosecution stages of your case.


Security officers or directors, operations managers, auditors, HR directors, legal staff, loan officers, disaster recovery managers, collection staff and fraud investigators.


Arvin Clar is a nationally known seminar speaker, as well as college instructor, in security, police operations, and economic crime. He has been a speaker for many organizations and has conducted security evaluations and assessments of financial institutions throughout the United States. Prior to joining Thompson Consulting Group, Arvin served with the Cleveland Police Department for over 29 years, where he served as a detective in the Financial Crimes Unit.

Mark Park retired as a Supervisory Special Agent and an instructor at the FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia, and has been a Certified Police Instructor for over twenty years. Prior to finishing his FBI career as an instructor at the FBI Academy, Park served as the principal crisis management coordinator at the FBI Norfolk Field Division as well as being a member of the Human Intelligence program.

Barry Thompson is a nationally recognized speaker, consultant, and former banker, with nearly 40 years of service to the financial institution industry. His financial services career spanned 22 years before he “retired” to establish Thompson Consulting Group, LLC, his consulting firm that assists financial institutions in competing more effectively by providing services specifically targeted to risk management and security.