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Physical Security

Explores elements of physical security planning and components for an effective physical security plan to improve the bank's prevention and detection strategy. Addresses cameras, lighting, access control, security design, and vendor risk. Covers areas to review when developing a plan for insider fraud and other manmade threats, like bank robberies.

Updated: July 2019

What You'll Learn

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the care of duty owed to customers and employees
  • Identify the key components of physical security
  • Describe the role of the security plan and resources available to assist with establishing an emergency operations plan (EOP)
  • Identify issues to consider when planning for threats


Risk and internal audit professionals; third-party service providers and state/federal examiners; first-line risk and operations managers with responsibilities for operational risk management, including implementing, managing, monitoring, reporting, auditing and/or supporting an effective operational risk management program, policies and procedures.

Course Credits

ABA Professional Certifications: 1.0 CERP, CFSSP​, CRCM

ABA Certificates​: This course applies to the ABA Certificate in Operational Risk Management

Your Instructor

Kevin D. Eack, J.D., CAFP, CPP
Principal at The Brannan Group, LLC

A former Special Agent for the FBI, former Illinois prosecutor, and former Illinois State Police investigative commander. Prior to starting The Brannon Group, LLC he oversaw Security for State Farm Bank ($15B assets). He is a frequent presenter and speaker on the topics of security, fraud prevention/detection, and investigations.


​Questions? Please contact ABA Training​ for more information.



Purchase for a Team
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