Press Release, November 3, 2020

Safe Systems Issues New White Paper: “Navigating the Coronavirus Pandemic: Best Practices for Pandemic Planning and Key Lessons Learned”

Alpharetta, Ga., November 3, 2020Safe Systems, a national provider of fully-compliant IT and security services for community banks and credit unions, has issued a new white paper: “Navigating the Coronavirus Pandemic: Best Practices for Pandemic Planning and Key Lessons Learned,” now available for download on its website.

Banks and credit unions are having to make a variety of difficult decisions and modifications to cope with the impact of COVID-19. Financial institutions must consider higher risk profiles to accommodate more remote workers and customer-facing services and put new processes in place to keep their employees, customers and members safe. Safe Systems’ latest white paper provides key best practices and resources to help financial institutions minimize disruptions to operate safely and efficiently, as well as help the institution maintain the trust and confidence of its customers –- and the general public.

Key points include:

  • Pandemic planning
  • Pandemic response and testing
  • Security for remote or mobile employees and customers
  • Business continuity management (BCM) and succession planning
  • Preparing documentation for auditors and examiners

“The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on banks and credit unions, and these institutions are grappling with how to address the present situation and successfully plan for an uncertain future,” said Darren Bridges, president of Safe Systems. “In this paper, we provide financial institutions with key best practices for pandemic planning and ensure they have the proper tools to respond; keep customers and employees safe and provide the right documentation to examiners and key stakeholders.”

About Safe Systems

Safe Systems was founded in 1993 to provide compliance-centric IT and security solutions exclusively to financial institutions. The company has become one of the leaders in the industry, managing hundreds of financial institutions representing more than $61 billion in combined assets, 1,100 locations and more than 20,000 network devices. Safe Systems’ IT network management services are the bridge between the core and other third-party applications. These cost effective solutions include IT support and managed services, internal network/cloud design and installation, hosted email, business continuity and disaster recovery, compliance consulting, security services, and IT and compliance training. Safe Systems helps financial institutions to significantly decrease costs, increase performance, and improve their compliance posture. For additional information about Safe Systems, Inc., please visit or call 770.752.0550.