Webinars and Events

Upcoming Industry Webinars

Check back soon for the next webinar.

March 22 - Vendor Management Document Review

April 26 - Information Security Officer

May 24 - Microsoft 365 Security and Utility

August 16 - Email Services and Security

September 20 - Cyber Risk Reporting

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

Evolution of Third-Party Management

Wednesday, March 22 | 2:00 PM ET

Vendor Management has been a hot topic for a while and with new third-party guidance pending, this trend will only continue. As the need for third-party solutions has grown over the years so have auditor/examiner expectations. With institutions spending more time and resources on the vendor management process, there is a critical need for a more robust solution to effectively manage third parties.

In this webinar, Tom Hinkel, VP of Compliance Services, will discuss:

  • Critical Vendors vs. All Vendors
  • Expansion of the Risk Assessment beyond GLBA
  • Expansion of the Control Reviews
    • More controls
    • Tighter controls
    • Deeper analysis of certain key controls
      • SOC reports
      • Financials
      • Contracts
  • Alerting
    • More controls
    • Contract & Auto-renewal Dates
    • Updating RAs and CRs
  • What to look for in an Automated Solution
  • Real-life feedback
Tom Hinkel

Thomas Hinkel
VP, Compliance Services - Innovation

Customer Success Webinars

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January 18 - Annual Look Back at Regulatory Trends | View Recording

February 22 - Exploring Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

November 7-8 - NetConnect (In-Person User Conference)

Regulatory Tips, Tricks, and Trends – Looking Back and Ahead!

Wednesday, January 18 | 2:00 PM ET

In 2022, many “new normals” were established. Although banking offices and lobbies were open for business, more and more customers and members were choosing to transact electronically and bankers were choosing more work-from-home alternatives. In addition, auditors and examiners went to a permanent remote/on-site hybrid model.

Join Tom Hinkel, VP of Compliance Services, as he looks back at the new compliance and regulatory norms that took hold in 2022 and then looks ahead at what guidance changes could emerge in 2023. Most importantly, he will share some steps you can take now to ensure you are ready for the “new normals” and prepared for examiner/auditor scrutiny!

In this webinar, he will explore:

  • Recent (and future) regulatory guidance changes
  • Lessons learned from 2022 IT exams and audits
  • Feedback from our customers on their exam experience
  • Evolving cyberattack trends
  • Tips and tricks to stay ahead of the regulators in 2023
Tom Hinkel

Thomas G. Hinkel
VP Compliance Services - Innovation, Safe Systems, CISA, CRMA, CRISC, CCSA, MBCP, CTPRP


NetConnect brings Safe Systems employees, customers, and strategic partners together to exchange ideas and learn about the latest technology, compliance, and security trends in community banking. Whether you are a long-time customer or just getting started, this event is designed to educate, motivate, and drive your success.

This next NetConnect will be hosted in Alpharetta, Georgia, just a few miles from our Georgia headquarters, on November 7th and 8th with a pre-conference training day on November 6th.

Registration Opening Summer 2023

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 below to find a topic specific to your institution’s current needs.