New data privacy laws and the growing enforcement of existing regulations challenge+ financial institutions (see March 5 2019 FTC Announcement on the right).  And given the increase in enforcement actions related to privacy and data security practices, financial institutions face unprecedented scrutiny over the adequacy of their information security practices.

What is your organization doing now to address these challenges?  What practical controls should be in place to minimize risk?   In this webinar, we will provide an overview of  federal and state regulatory requirements, as well as recent legal developments and enforcement trends impacting data privacy and information security compliance.  We’ll  outline best practices for small banks and organizations for implementing comprehensive data privacy and information security policies

Attendees to this banking webinar will learn:

  • The four critical control components of an information security program
  • The real impact of data privacy and information security requirements on your organization
  • The most recent FTC guidance on data security and step-by-step compliance checklist
  • Practical controls you can implement to minimize risk
  • The regulatory impact on your employment policies and practices

BONUS MATERIALS: Participants will receive TWO invaluable checklists used for designing and/or evaluating an institution’s cyber risk management framework. Participants will receive a Data Breach Avoidance and Response Plan Checklist to help identify gaps and control weaknesses in your institution’s data breach management plan.  Participants will also receive an IT System and Website Safeguard Checklist to offer guidance on how IT departments can safeguard their websites and IT systems against malicious attacks.


  • Dena Somers

    Dena Somers

    Esq / Founder finreg PARTNERS

    Dena Somers is a highly regarded bank consultant and compliance attorney. She has provided regulatory compliance and risk management consulting services to financial institutions and companies in highly regulated industries nationwide for more than 20 years. Her areas of expertise include consumer and mortgage lending compliance, Fintech and specialty finance, regulatory compliance training, business strategy and best practice advisement, and corporate governance. Throughout her career, Ms. Somers has advised hundreds of banking and financial institutions— ranging from local community banks to $50 billion financial holding companies— to achieve operational efficiency while ensuring regulatory compliance. Previously, Ms. Somers served as General Counsel to a national mortgage servicing company, Fintech lender, national money service business, and has represented financial institutions in a broad array of complex litigation matters for more than 15 years. Additionally, Ms. Somers is a published author for Lexis Nexis in the areas of Bank Teller training, loan policies, and loan documentation training.


1.0 CPE Credits