October 25-26, 2022Online

28th Annual

Bank Security Conference

Laser-focused on bank security for 28 years.

The 28th Annual Bank Security Conference

We will LIVE STREAM the full, 2-day event directly to YOU!

Jim Beveridge
  •    To help you meet the security function's mission.
  •    To reduce the opportunity for losses through internal and external theft or fraud.
  •    To protect all persons who are lawfully on the premises.
  •    To assist in the identification, apprehension and the prosecution of offenders.
  •    To recover missing, stolen or lost funds and property.
  •    To provide you with solid contacts in bank security to make you a better security agent.

A message from Jim Beveridge

The past couple of years have been challenging for us all, particularly the banking industry, as we have adapted to "new normals" and faced increasing threats across the nation - and the world! In today's ever-evolving financial landscape, it is essential that you and your staff meet annual training requirements, that you are prepared for those difficult annual Board report questions, and that your bank's overall security program addresses today's wide range of physical and virtual risks.

That's the mission we set out to fulfill when we put together the agenda and assembled an A-Team of experts for the 28th Annual Bank Security Conference to be held on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26, 2022. To eliminate the high cost of travel and ensure the continued safety of all attendees during these uncertain times, the conference will be remote only, with 90 days archived access for those staff members who need the training but can't attend the live streaming sessions.

We are excited to bring you another comprehensive program delivered by an outstanding team of professional speakers who are recognized leaders in their respective fields. This year's informative presentations range from active shooter response to fire and life safety, digital kidnapping, fraud risk management, investigations, and more! Just a few of the takeaways include:

  •    Best practices to mitigate the risk of becoming a victim in the event of an active attack
  •    Understanding how cyber threat actors attack your institution and what you need to know to protect your bank
  •    The potential liability exposure for not having a Workplace Violence Prevention (WPV) program in place and strategies for developing effective WPV training programs
  •    Why fire safety awareness is important and how today's virtual work from home experience has presented a new fire life safety paradigm shift
  •    ...and much more!

You get all this for one low price! So don't miss out on the most trusted bank security training in the industry. Register now!

We look forward to meeting you virtually in October!

Jim Beveridge,
Editor, Bankers' Hotline Newsletter
Director, Bank Security Conference

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  •    How to deal with the increasing number of angry and frustrated customers we are seeing.
  •    What things to report if I notice odd behavior from my coworkers?
  •    Recognize how you and your body will respond under high stress events such as an active threat attack
  •    Specific actions you can take to mitigate the risk of becoming a victim
  •    An understanding of the key components of the updated ASIS/ANSI Standard on Workplace Violence and Active Assailant - Prevention, Intervention and Response
  •    Understand how Covid, work from home, return to work, social divisions, and other factors have triggered record violence
  •    An understanding of potential liability exposure to an organization that does not have a Violence Prevention Program in place
  •    Strategies for developing effective workplace violence training programs and also for establishing a Violence Prevention Program for a virtual workforce.
  •    How to achieve the new "Safe Workplace Certification"
  •    Understand the "Safe at home - Safe at work syndrome."
  •    Who are the Threat Actors (aka Hackers), where do they reside, and how do they attack your organization?
  •    Explanation of ransom negotiating and data recovery
  •    How do large correspondent banks monitor "customer-of-customer" activity?
  •    How do they assess the BSA programs of their small bank or credit union customers?
  •    What are common money laundering typologies and red flags and how do you review transactional activity to identify red flags or mitigating factors?
  •    Which common beliefs about spotting deception are incorrect and how to apply research-based methods to detect signs of deception and truthfulness


2-Day Workshop: October 25-26, 2022
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Eastern)
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Central)
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Mountain)
7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Pacific)

Remote Video Streaming to your location.


2-Day Workshop: $1295 (Remote Streaming)


Online:  2022 Bank Security Conference Registration
Phone: 800.660.0080
Mail: PO Box 1632, Doylestown, PA 18901
Email: bsc@bankersonline.com
Downloadable Registration Form (Print or fill electronically in Acrobat)








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Created by security professionals
for security professionals

Carol Dodgen
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Eastern)
Violence: Is it Coming to Your Office?

We've seen the news - violence is up; homicides in America are at historic levels. We can no longer afford to ignore the possibility that it could strike at our office. What can we do to prepare? Is there any way to prevent becoming the victim of violence in your office?

In the last few years, isolation, stress, and fear have grabbed us as never before in recent history. Mental health professionals are overwhelmed, money is tight, and the service industry has been forced to place signs on their doors asking customers to be kind to their employees. We must now exceed required training to give our employees tools to prevent and properly handle the unpredictable situations that will inevitably come through our doors. Whether it be angry customers, disgruntled coworkers, domestic violence issues that spill over into the workplace, or an individual stressed out and fed up who chooses your office and your employees to terrorize, we must plan as never before.

In this session, we will look at recent cases and discuss best practices for prevention, de-escalation, and critical response, as well as the importance of situational awareness and risk avoidance.

Session Highlights:
   Signs of aggression
   Situational awareness
   The high cost of complacency
   Eliminating & avoiding risk
   Reactionary gap
   Domestic violence spillover
   Beyond robbery
   Recognizing & handling threats
   De-escalation techniques
   Case studies

Takeaways from this session include:
   How can we protect ourselves from violence?
   How should we deal with the increasing number of angry and frustrated customers we are seeing?
   What things should be reported if I notice odd behavior from my coworkers?
   I don't want to be paranoid, but there's a guy who comes in my bank, and he gives me the creeps. Am I overreacting?

Carol Dodgen
Terry Nichols

Tragically, there continues to be an increasing number of active threat attacks, or active shooter attacks, occurring across the country. These events are occurring at every type of venue and business from shopping centers (Walmart - El Paso) to concerts (Harvest 91 Festival - Las Vegas) to movie theaters (Century 21 Theater - Aurora) and schools (Virginia Tech - Blacksburg and Sandy Hook - Newtown). Financial institutions are not immune. Whether it be a local standalone branch, a small branch office within a retail center, or the headquarters of your institution in a towering building downtown, employees must know how to respond to this type of attack. This session will provide you with effective strategies and best practices you can use and share with your employees to mitigate the risk of becoming a victim in the event of an active attack.

Takeaways from this session include:
   Recognizing how you and your body will respond under high stress events such as an active threat attack
   Specific actions you can take to mitigate the risk of becoming a victim using effective strategies such as Run - Hide - Fight or the Avoid - Deny - Defend principles
   Identifying and recognizing the importance of simple pre-planning response strategies to respond to an active threat attack whether at work or when away from work with your family

Terry Nichols
Randy Spivey
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (Eastern)
Tipping Point: Keys to Developing and Implementing a Comprehensive Violence Prevention Program

Even as other types of crime drop, violence is soaring. FBI data for 2020 shows a 30 percent increase in murder, the highest year-over-year increase ever. Aggravated assault is up 12 percent. Much of this is driven by the pandemic fallout, economic disruption, and political and cultural divisions. Now more than ever, it is critical that all institutions develop and implement comprehensive violence prevention programs for their employees, contractors, and volunteers.

In this 60-minute session, we will provide participants information regarding:

   An understanding of the key components of the updated ASIS/ANSI Standard on Workplace Violence and Active Assailant - Prevention, Intervention and Response
   Background on how Covid, work from home, return to work, social divisions, and other factors have triggered record violence
   An understanding of potential liability exposure to an organization that does not have a Violence Prevention Program in place
   Strategies for developing effective WPV training programs at 4 different levels
   Awareness Training for all Employees
   Enhanced Training for Manager and Supervisors
   Threat Management Team Training
   Executive Level Training
   Strategies for establishing a Violence Prevention Program for a virtual workforce
   How to Achieve the New "Safe Workplace Certification"

Randy Spivey
Steve Stasiukonis

Always highly profitable but generally opportunistic in reaching its individual victims, digital hostage-taking, especially of the cryptographic variety, is now rapidly developing into a favorite technique of the more strategic, enterprise-focused attacker. You can have your business back, but for a fee in this new cybercrime reality.

The dangers of cyberspace have gone from thievery to punitive behavior and serious damage to enterprises. For a variety of end goals, be it hacktivism, nation-state revenge or financial gain, the methodology is simple. Quite often the first you'll hear of an attack is: "We have encrypted your systems. Pay us a large dollar amount, and we will give you the key to your data"

Imagine if every business system, database, and employee computer within your bank stopped working?

In this session we will discuss the following:
   Who are the Threat Actors (aka: Hackers) and where they reside
   Understanding how Threat Actors attack your organization
   The latest on the monetization schemes plaguing organizations
   Explanation of Ransom negotiating and data recovery
   What you need to know to protect your business

Steve Stasiukonis
Michael Johnson

When investigating alleged employee misconduct, are you and your team using scientifically validated methods to interview witnesses, assess their credibility, and reach a defensible conclusion?

Over the past 15 years, scientists have found that much of the conventional wisdom on how to effectively interview witnesses and determine truthfulness is wrong. At the same time, courts have found companies liable for using scientifically unproven interviewing techniques in workplace investigations.

In this session from former U.S. Department of Justice attorney Michael Johnson, you will learn about the hundreds of research studies that scientists have conducted on how to best interview witnesses and assess credibility. You will learn how to apply these scientifically validated methods to your investigations.

By examining videos and case studies, you will learn:
   Which common beliefs about spotting deception are incorrect
   How to apply research-based methods to detect signs of deception and truthfulness
   How to utilize the research-based "Cognitive Interview" to workplace investigations

Michael Johnson
Luke Bencie

As today's business environment has become globally interconnected, foreign intelligence activities have extended beyond traditional targets in the U.S. intelligence community and other national security structures. Hostile foreign intelligence services, as well as "private collectors," now target a wide variety of corporate executives, which has compounded the risk of foreign economic collection and industrial espionage like never before (costing American businesses roughly $700 Billion per year!)

Luke Bencie is no stranger to this struggle. As a former member of the CIA's Office of Special Activities, Mr. Bencie has traveled to over 140 countries and intimately knows the threats business travelers face and how to combat them. He will provide useful strategies and tactics that are used by counterintelligence professionals, and he will introduce the CIA vulnerability assessment tool called the CARVER Methodology, which helps to detect human weaknesses.

This session will teach you to retrain your brain to think like a spy.

Luke Bencie
Tom Burnside

Small banks and credit unions all have correspondent accounts with large US banks, both for U.S. domestic activity (e.g., cash vault) or global payments (e.g., SWIFT wires, global check clearing, etc.). Large US banks routinely file SARs on customers of customers. How do large correspondent banks monitor such "customer-of-customer" activity? How do they assess the BSA programs of their small bank or credit union customers? Under what circumstances do they close correspondent banks accounts due to financial crimes concerns? What are some case studies on how small banks and credit unions have major BSA and financial crimes problems? Most importantly, how can a BSA Officer of a small bank/credit union incorporate data heat mapping techniques used by major US correspondent banks to assess their own customer base in its entirety in just a few hours?

Takeaways from this session include:
   Small banks and credit unions all have correspondent accounts with large US banks, both for US domestic activity (e.g., cash vault) or global payments (e.g., SWIFT wires, global check clearing, etc.).
   Large US banks routinely file SARs on customers-of-customers.
   How do large correspondent banks monitor such "customer-of-customer" activity?
   How do they assess the BSA programs of their small bank or credit union customers?
   Under what circumstances do they close correspondent banks accounts due to financial crimes concerns?

Tom Burnside
Richard Seba

Despite advances in technologies such as online payment platforms and digital currencies, cash (government-issued currency) is still the common payment method for illicit activity. The anonymous nature of cash means that the transaction itself doesn't provide explicit information as to the origin of the funds. These illicit funds will eventually be laundered back into the financial system through a variety of methods (typologies). This presentation will cover some of the common money laundering typologies along with red flags to better identify these typologies, high risk industries, cash risk model components and investigation techniques.

Takeaways from this session include:
   Why is cash high risk?
   What are common money laundering typologies and red flags?
   What types of transactions are higher risk?
   How do you review transactional activity to identify red flags or mitigating factors?

Richard Seba
Christopher Almonrode

A dive into the application of management strategy and how it leads to great outcomes. This presentation appeals to new or experienced security officers or those taking over a new team. Whether it's a large team or smaller groups, the basic tenets can be applied. For those who are leading security teams, looking for a strategy for right sizing a new team, or taking over new accounts, this session will provide an over of and key milestones for leading an organization with specific goals that that lead to greater retention, engaged workforce, and positive and profitable outputs.

Takeaways from this session include:
   Attendees will be able to identify the key steps in right sizing any organization.
   Attendees will be able to understand the key benefits of this management approach.

Christopher Almonrode
Larry Petrillo

Unlike security issues fire is generally not considered a daily threat. The session will address the US and International Fire Experience, the direct and indirect cost associated with fire and how today's virtual work from home experience has presented a new fire life safety paradigm shift.

Takeaways from this session include:
   Why is fire safety awareness important?
   What is needed to implement the program?
   How much will a typical program cost?
   Are companies obligated to provide awareness training to virtual employees?
   Safe at home - Safe at work syndrome.

Larry Petrillo


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what people say

I attended the Security Officers Workshop in 2016 - which as always was Excellent!!!
Kathy D. Hutchinson VP/ Compliance Specialist & Security/BSA Officer, The Juniata Valley Bank
As always, a great conference full of relevant material and great speakers.
Julie Boyd Community Trust Bank
This year's conference was one of the best I have attended...There wasn't one session where I didn't learn something of value.
Christine Martin
I found this year's presenters simply awesome. Thank you for making this all possible. When I retire this year, I will be taking with me the memories of so many wonderful people that I have met over the many years and the knowledge that was gained by attending BOL's annual training.
Doug Young Champlain National Bank
Phenomenal conference...in 26 years of attending conferences all around the country, this one beats them all.
Robert Michels VP Security Officers, The First National Bank of Dennison
Having access to a live remote is perfect for those of us that are unable to attend in person. It is as if you are right in the room.
Kathie Pryor AVP Bank Operations/Security Officer, Community Bank Delaware
We participated via online, and thought it was a great way to learn so much without having to travel. We appreciate the content and the presentation delivery. It was well worth our investment and we will recommend your conferences for this very reason.
Deanna Voyles Senior Manager, Deposit & Security Operations, INTRUST Bank, Wichita, KS
Truly a great security program. Consistent high quality, and different subjects each year. You help keep me up-to-date. Keep up the good work!
Richard D. Miller Sr. VP, Cashier, Security Officer, Imperial Bank, Inglewood, CA
Best workshop ever!
Michele Beck Security Officer, Harleysville Savings Bank, Harleysville, PA


Meet our professionals

Jim Beveridge


Vice President
Allied Universal Security

Jim Beveridge is Regional Vice President at Allied Universal. Prior to his current assignment, Jim had a very successful career in bank security, serving as the Senior Vice President in charge of Security at J.P. Morgan Chase (2004-2006), and Chief Security Officer for Bank One in Chicago (1996-2004). Following his bank security career, Jim owned and managed several very successful businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth TX area. Most recently, Jim has served as Editor of Bankers' Hotline, a monthly publication for security and operations personnel serving the financial services industry. Jim holds a Master's degree from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA, and a BA from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. A recognized expert in Bank Security, Jim has lectured nationwide, and he has been published in numerous trade journals throughout his career.

Christopher Almonrode

Christopher Almonrode


Christopher is a former Vice President of Security & Industry at Robotic Assistance Devices and has over 25 years of combined corporate security and law enforcement experience. His prior roles have included global responsibility and consulting in property management and driving cost saving initiatives through leveraging technology and optimizing global security programming. His law enforcement roles have included serving as a Patrol Sergeant, Detective, Crime Prevention Specialist, and Internal Affairs investigator. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College and a Graduate Certificate from the University of North Texas after graduating from the Police Management College at the Institute of for Law Enforcement Administration. Christopher is a member of ASIS International serving on the Security Services Council and holds a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation.

Luke Bencie

Luke C. Bencie

Managing Director
Security Management International (SMI)

Luke Bencie is the Managing Director of Security Management International (SMI) and the author of several books including The CARVER Target Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment Methodology: A Practical Guide for Evaluating Security Vulnerabilities. Mr. Bencie has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, Fortune 500 companies, as well as foreign governments. He has worked in over 100 countries and has trained thousands of police, intelligence, and military officers in the U.S. and abroad in the fields of counterterrorism, counterintelligence, crisis management and strategic leadership.

Mr. Bencie also previously served on the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Emergency Support Team, where he was a representative from the CIA's Office of Special Activities. In this capacity, he was responsible for immediately responding to terrorist attacks carried out against U.S. targets overseas; subsequently serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and other global hotspots.

Tom Burnside

Thomas J. Burnside

Compliance Director
Wells Fargo

Tom Burnside has 40+ years' experience with complex banking crimes, including assessing the BSA programs of 1,000+ small U.S. banks and credit unions from the perspective of two separate global correspondent banks. Tom is a globally recognized expert on using transactional data to detect and prevent financial crime. He personally met face-to-face with more than 400 banks in 40+ countries about their financial crimes' programs. He has a B.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Carol Dodgen

Carol Dodgen

Dodgen Security Consulting

A nationally recognized speaker, Carol earned her Master's in Criminal Justice and has provided training for over 150,000 corporate, financial, utility, law enforcement, and security personnel over the past 26 years. Before forming her company, Carol served as the security training officer for Compass Bank and spent several years as an adjunct criminal justice college instructor. Carol has earned her CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) professional designation, and provides instruction on Crime Prevention, Robbery Prevention and Response, Workplace Violence Prevention and Response, Active Shooter, and Lone Worker Security. Carol has recently produced several video and e-learning training programs on these subjects.

Carol is a current member and past chapter president of the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) and a past board member for the Alabama Women in Business. In 2009, Carol was appointed by the governor to serve on the Alabama Security Regulatory Board. Dodgen Security Consulting Company, LLC is a certified woman-owned business through the State of Alabama.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Clear Law Institute

Michael Johnson is CEO of Clear Law Institute, which provides online training on workplace investigations, codes of conduct, and other ethics and compliance topics for thousands of employers around the world. Michael was the lead attorney on one of DOJ's first class-action sexual harassment cases. He has provided investigations training for organizations around the world, including Google, the EEOC, FedEx, and the World Bank. He is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.

Terry Nichols

Terry Nichols

Police Chief (Ret.)
Seguin, TX

Chief Terry Nichols (ret.) spent more than 33 years in law enforcement including six years as Chief of Police both in Seguin, Texas and Brownwood, Texas. Prior to becoming Chief, he served as both the Assistant Director and Director of Curriculum Development for the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center (ALERRT) at Texas State University. Terry is one of three founding members who initiated and led the creation of the internationally recognized ALERRT Center at Texas State University which provides active threat attack training to police, fire and EMS personnel across the United States.

He is a co-author for the book Active Shooter Events and Response published by CRC Press in June 2013 and "Active Shooter Events from 2000-2012" published in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin January 2014. Terry frequently speaks at national and international conferences on active threat attack response, officer safety and wellness, and law enforcement organizational leadership. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree from Southwest Texas State University.

Larry Petrillo

Lawrence Petrillo

VP, Global Fire & Safety
Allied Universal

Larry started his 40-year fire service career as volunteer fighter and career firefighter in the Borough of Carteret, New Jersey. After leaving, the fire department he became the Director of the New Jersey State Safety Council's Fire Division, and ran the NJ State Fire College, which offered first class firefighter training courses to over 5,000 firefighters annually. The culmination of his career was his appointment by Governor James McGreevy as the New Jersey State Fire Marshal and director of the NJ Division of Fire Safety. He served from 2002 to 2011.

Recently before coming on board with AUS he served as the Director of Fire & Life Safety, for Cushman & Wakefield's Prudential Insurance Company's Domestic account. He now oversees a global fire life safety program for American Express.

Richard Seba

Richard Seba

SVP, Commercial Banking Financial Crimes Risk
Wells Fargo & Company

Richard Seba is a senior vice president and leads a team responsible for financial crimes risk escalations. In this role, Richard's team manages client related financial crime risk through collaboration with various stakeholders and business partners.

Before joining Wells Fargo, Richard was the Global Head of AML Risk Assessments for Citi Bank. Richard was responsible for the planning and execution of all AML Risk Assessments, covering 78 jurisdictions and 17 business lines, including the development, reporting, and analysis of key performance and risk indicators, and identification emerging risks.

Before joining Citi, Richard spent 29 years with JPMorgan Chase in various financial crimes related roles. In his most recent role, Richard was an Executive Director for Financial Crimes Investigations where he managed a team of 200 investigators responsible for monitoring, investigating, and reporting Financial Crime related matters. During his tenure Richard developed various risk related models, monitoring scenarios, training, and targeted typology development.

Randy Spivey

Randy Spivey

CEO / Founder
Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS)

Randy Spivey is the CEO and Founder of the Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS). He is recognized as a leading expert in the field of preventing and responding to violence in the workplace, schools, and Houses of Worship. CPPS programs have been utilized by over 50 percent of Fortune 100 corporations, over 1600 colleges and universities and many of the largest non-profit/charitable organizations across the globe.

Prior to forming CPPS, Randy served as a Department of Defense executive. In that capacity, he managed and provided oversight to all Hostage Survival training programs in the Department of Defense and provided direct instruction to elite U.S. military units including Delta Force and Seal Team Six.

In 2020, Randy was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security Faith-Based Security Advisory Council. In this capacity, Randy serves as an Advisor to the Executive Office of the President and Department of Homeland Security in areas related to improving the safety and security of Houses of Worship across the U.S.

Steve Stasiukonis

Steve Stasiukonis

Secure Network Technologies

Steve Stasiukonis serves as President of Secure Network Technologies, focusing on Penetration Testing, Information Security Risk Assessments, Incident Response and Digital Investigations. Steve Stasiukonis has worked in the field of Information Security for over fifteen years, specializing in the use of technology to identify information security vulnerabilities, assessing risk and the collection and interpretation of digital network intelligence. As a part of that experience, Steve is an expert in Social Engineering. He is listed in Wikipedia as one of the most notable Social Engineers and has written and demonstrated actual social engineering efforts involving pretexting, phishing and physically compromising banks, data centers and other highly secure operations and facilities. Steve carries numerous security certifications by various organizations and also serves as a columnist for Information Week magazine and DarkReading.

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