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SBS Institute

Additional Resources:SBS Institute

The Iowa Bankers Association has partnered with the SBS Institute to serve the banking industry by providing cyber education to better prepare students and their financial institution for cybersecurity threats and regulations.

The SBS Institute is uniquely designed to serve the banking industry. We provide industry-specific cyber education that will prepare students and their financial institution for cybersecurity threats and regulations. Each course is available online and is tailored to specific roles within an institution, creating a flexible and targeted learning experience.


  • Learn to perform essential cybersecurity functions.
  • Address real-world cybersecurity issues and establish solutions.
  • Become more efficient and effective with your cybersecurity responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with a cybersecurity expert to build material to implement at your institution.

For additional information, email, call (605) 269-0909 or visit the SBS Institute for additional information.

Follow Your Path

New learning paths are designed to guide students on a continuing education path based on their job duties. Core Certifications are not a pre-requisite for a Specialized Certification. Courses may be taken as part of a learning path or individually.


How it works:

  1. Find your role in the Executive, Manager, or Technical learning path.
  2. As a start, consider the Core Certification related to your learning path.
  3. Continue on your learning path with a Specialized Certification.

Role-Based Cybersecurity Certifications


Executive Level Learning Path

The Executive Level of the SBS Institute is geared at the top-level of your financial institution, namely the Board of Directors and the C-level executives. Certifications at the Executive level are meant to help your organization understand the high-level areas of risk, set the institution’s risk appetite, and ensure sound security practices are implemented and tested.

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Manager Level Learning Path

The Manager level of education is built around certification programs that help the institution manage and implement different aspects of your Information Security Program, as well as how to measure some of your ISP components and report findings upstream. Roles at the institution that the Manager level certifications would best suit include the ISO, IT Manager, Auditors, or Compliance, Security, or Operations Officers.

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Technical Level Learning Path

The Technical level is aimed at those that are responsible for implementing the technical, day-to-day risk-mitigating controls at your institution, such as managing and monitoring a firewall, managing mobile devices, performing a digital forensic investigation, or learning techniques that a hacker would use to break into the network so that you can build up your perimeter defenses. Roles that best fit the Technical level certifications include IT Managers, Network Administrators, and IT Specialists.

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