Webinars and Events

Industry Webinars

Oct. 19 — Cyber Risk Reporting

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

Jul - Customer Success Summer Guest Speaker Series

Aug - Customer Success Summer Guest Speaker Series

Sep – Customer Success Summer Guest Speaker Series

New Cyber Incident Notification Rules: How to Get Prepared

Wednesday, March 16 | 2:00 PM ET

The new Cyber Incident Notification Rules were issued in late 2021 and will go into effect on April 1, 2022. These rules will require every institution to make changes to its Incident Response Plan, and possibly its Business Continuity Management and Vendor Management strategies. With the effective date around the corner and a compliance date of May 1, 2022, you will want to act soon to ensure you are in line with the new rules and ready for exam and auditor scrutiny.

This session will include

  • A discussion of the rules; what they are
  • An analysis of the regulations; what is known and what is up to interpretation
  • An outline of the steps you need to take now to be prepare
Tom Hinkel

Thomas G. Hinkel
VP Compliance Services - Innovation,

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.

Jun. 21


ISO Training with Safe Systems VP Compliance Services Innovation Tom Hinkel - Iowa Bankers Association

Jul. 25

West Des Moines, IA

Chairman’s Cup - Iowa Bankers Association

Aug. 31 – Sep. 1

Point Clear, AL

Southeast Leadership Development Conference - The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU)


Des Moines, IA

Peer Group - Iowa Bankers Association

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.