Press Release, November 10, 2021

Safe Systems’ Vice President of Compliance Services Inducted into the Order of the Sword & Shield

Alpharetta, Ga., November 10, 2021Safe Systems, a national provider of fully-compliant IT and security services for community banks and credit unions, today announced that its vice president of Compliance Services, Thomas Hinkel, has been inducted in the Order of the Sword & Shield (OSS) Academic and Professional Honor Society. This distinction was earned due to his successful completion of the certification process for DRI’s Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) designation.

According to the OSS website, the Core Values of the Society are excellence, knowledge, ethics, and peace. The Order of the Sword and Shield is the first and only academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, emergency management, cyber and information security, and all protective security disciplines.

The insights and assurances gained through both the MBCP certification, as well as the international recognition of the OSS induction, will enhance the Safe Systems compliance team’s ability to assist their customers in addressing cybersecurity and business continuity regulations and best practices, as well as add additional value to the company’s Cybersecurity RADAR, BCP Blueprint, and Virtual ISO service offerings.

“The Order of the Sword & Shield membership is a valuable asset in keeping our company at the forefront of where financial institutions should be focused relative to cybersecurity and business continuity guidance, and helping our customers meet examiner expectations in these areas,” said Hinkel. “This certification reaffirms our commitment to improve overall compliance processes for community financial institutions, and specifically ensure they have the proper tools and guidance to not only meet regulations, but also to protect themselves from cyber threats and other business interruptions.”

About Safe Systems

Founded in 1993, Safe Systems provides IT, compliance and security services exclusively for community banks and credit unions. We believe every financial institution, regardless of size, should be able to leverage the best technology, compliance, and security solutions to serve the financial needs of their community. Our cost-effective services are designed to significantly decrease IT costs, increase performance, and improve compliance posture.