Webinars and Events

Industry Webinars

Check back soon for the next webinar.

Throughout the year, we host webinars on how to solve common technology, security, and compliance challenges in the community banking industry. Date and registration information is posted as soon as it becomes available, so check back often!

Is a Virtual ISO Right for You?

Wednesday, May 25 | 2:00 PM ET

Because of the pervasive nature of cyber threats, the ISO has become one of the most critical positions in your organization. Adding to that challenge, the FFIEC requires that the individual(s) in the ISO role:

  • “…should be an enterprise-wide risk manager rather than a production resource devoted to IT operations”, and
  • “…should report directly to the board, a board committee, or senior management and not IT operations management.”

Many community banking institutions often struggle to comply with examiner expectations to appropriately separate duties between the ISO and IT or network administration and fulfill board and committee reporting—or, they just need assistance understanding and managing the multiple requirements of the ISO role. 

With over 40 years of combined experience in information security, Tom Hinkel and the Safe Systems Compliance Team will share thoughts and best practices on the ISO role and ways to augment it, including:

  • Our approach – Responsibility + Accountability
  • The ISO and IT Administrator relationship
  • 3 models of Virtual ISO outsourcing
  • Sample outputs for Stakeholders - Board, IT and Audit Committees, Auditors/Examiners
Tom Hinkel

Thomas G. Hinkel
VP, Compliance Services - Innovation

Customer Success Webinars

Check back soon for our 2023 schedule.

2 Guys and a Microphone: Matt and Tom Chat About Compliance Trends and Rumors

Thursday, September 15 | 2:00 PM ET

Safe Systems is hosting a conversation with Matthew Jones, Partner and Financial and Information Security Auditor at Symphona, and Thomas Hinkel, the Compliance Guru at Safe Systems. Both have spent most of their careers working with financial institutions focused on risk and regulatory compliance.

Matt performs information security audits, including vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, social engineering audits, control reviews, financial audits, risk assessments, and more. Tom ensures that Safe Systems services abide by the appropriate financial industry regulations and best practices and has in-depth knowledge of information security compliance.

Pulling from their experiences and knowledge, Matt and Tom will chat about recent trends and changes in regulations, newer findings from examiners and auditors, and common mistakes made by institutions.

The conversation may cross over many topics, but will touch on:

  • Recent audit and exam trends and rumors
  • The latest with INTrex - Is this the new IT examination standard?
  • "Interesting" exam findings/recommendations and what they may mean
  • What to look for in SOC reports, and the changing standard (SSAE 18 to SSAE 21)
  • The latest cyber incident notification requirement and implications for IRP and BCMP
  • Attendee question and answer session
Tom Hinkel

Tom Hinkel
VP Compliance Services - Innovation, Safe Systems

Matt Jones

Matthew Jones
Partner and Financial / Information Security Auditor, Symphona

In Person Events

Join our Safe Systems experts for upcoming discussions on regulatory compliance updates, banking technology trends, and security best practices. Also be sure to check the Compliance Guru's speaking events.

Sep. 18-20

Des Moines, IA

Iowa Bankers Association Annual Convention

Sep. 25

Pekin, IL

Pekin Country Club, Fall Golf Outing - Illinois Bankers Association



Bank Security Mgmt - Iowa Bankers Association

Oct. 25-26

Des Moines, IA

Technology Conference - Iowa Bankers Association

Nov. 3


MidWest Bank Leaders Conference - Illinois Bankers Association

Nov. 15-16

Altoona, IA

Compliance Conference - Iowa Bankers Association

Recorded Webinars

Our experts have hosted many webinars over the years about banking technology trends, regulatory compliance updates, and security best practices. Take a look at our latest recordings or visit our webinar library to find a topic specific to your institution’s current needs.