Meltdown and Spectre 101

Monday, January 29, 11 a.m. EST 

Recording available through April 29


Time-Sensitive Hot Topic Seminar Offered at Discounted Registration Fee of $159

Presenter: Chad Knutson, President, SBS Institute - SBS CyberSecurity

Meltdown and Spectre 101 vulnerabilities have taken a mainstage in the news as security experts share concerns around data security, performance impacts, and missing patches. While there seems to be wide spread panic around these two vulnerabilities, their complexity to understand and exploit is relatively high. More of the concern likely comes from the style of vulnerability, an issue rooted deeply into the hardware behind most desktop, server, laptop, and mobile phone. Join us inthis webinar to understand the basics of these vulnerabilities, next steps to mitigate risks, and the latest news on the risks. We will discuss the following topics:

  • What is Meltdown?
  • What is Spectre?
  • Patching Challenges
  • Vulnerability Scoring System CVSS
  • Risk Rating Affected Systems
  • Patch Management Lessons Learned
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Vendor Management Concerns


The OBL partners with the the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison to bring e-learning opportunities to members and offers many certifications via Secure Banking Solutions, an OBL Business Partner.

The SBS Institute serves community banks by providing educational programs that will certify a banker has the knowledge and skills to protect against today's information security threats. The certification programs offered by the institute are uniquely designed to address community banking needs, using community banking problems and solutions. Properly trained banking professionals will improve the security around customer data and other sensitive information entrusted to them. The certification communicates to management, the board, stakeholders, and examiners, that a professional can perform the necessary functions to manage and reduce risk to the bank.

Available Programs

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The OBL also provides online seminars via a partnership with the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Please note if the LIVE seminar date has passed, the program is still available OnDemand and can be ordered via the link. For detailed seminar descriptions, presenter bios and to register online, please visit  http://gsb.virtualvenues.com/store  or click on the titles below.


Fundamentals of Interest Rate Swaps and Caps
- Dan Dwyer – Mar. 6 & 8


Accounting Basics/Refresher for Bankers - David OsburnJan. 23

Business Law Basics and Lender Liability - David Osburn – Jan. 30

Basic Estate Planning and Estate Settlement - Jim Lethert – Feb.  7

Key Ratio Analysis: Calculating and Interpreting the Numbers Correctly - David Osburn – Feb. 20

Basic Personal & Business Tax Return Analysis - David Osburn – Feb. 27

Dealing with Powers of Attorney -  Jim Lethert – Mar. 1

The World of Trusts for Bankers - Jim Lethert – Mar. 28


Create a Culture of Employee Engagement and Reduce Turnover - Ann LuethFeb. 21

Managing Generations in Today’s Workplace - Patrice McGuire – Feb. 23

Building a Recognition Program for Success - Ann Lueth - Feb. 28

Becoming an Employer of Choice - Ann Lueth – Mar. 14

Reward and Recognition Strategies - Patrice McGuire – Mar. 16


2018 Legislative Update - Ascensus – Feb. 7

Introduction to IRAsAscensus – Feb. 21

Establishing and Amending IRAsAscensus – Feb. 28

IRA ContributionsAscensus – Mar. 7

IRA DistributionsAscensus – Mar. 14

Top 10 IRA IssuesAscensus – Mar. 21

IRA Transfers and RolloversAscensus – Mar. 28


Introduction to Commercial Lending - David Osburn - Jan. 16

Bank Lending for the Retail Manager - David Osburn - Jan. 24

Loan Structure, Documentation and Compliance Training - a Comprehensive Approach - David Osburn – Feb. 6

Commercial Real Estate Cash Flow: Analyzing Income-Producing or Rental Real Estate, Plus Global Cash Flow Issues - Richard Hamm – Feb. 20, 27 & Mar. 6, 13

Commercial Real Estate Appraisals: Reviewing and Interpreting - Richard Hamm – Feb. 20, 27 & Mar. 6, 13

Keys to Understanding Personal and Global Cash Flow from Tax Returns - Richard Hamm – Feb. 20, 27 & Mar. 6, 13

Collateral Evaluation in C&I Lending - Linda Larger – Mar. 1

How to Craft an Effective Commercial Loan Write-Up - David Osburn – Mar. 6

Loan Underwriting Mistakes - Linda Larger - March 8

Loan Committee Presentation Skill Training - David Osburn – Mar. 9

Advanced Financial Statement Analysis - David Osburn – Mar. 20


Creating the Right Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program for YOUR Community Bank - Marcia Malzahn – Jan. 25

New Beneficial Ownership Implementation - Robin Guthridge – Feb. 1

Regulatory Risk in Digital Transformation - Jerry Miller – Feb. 1

Making Subchapter S Work, Even if You Think it Can't - Philip Smith – Feb. 8

Secrets of Buying and Selling a Community Bank - Philip Smith -  Feb. 8

Developing an Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment - Marcia Malzahn - Feb. 13

Ten Strategic Opportunities to Enhance Shareholder Value - Greyson Tuck – Feb. 15

Total Compensation Plan Elements and Strategy - Julia Johnson – Feb. 21

Unparalleled Funding Opportunities Overview - Neil Stanley – Mar. 8

Three Key Risk Assessments in Your ERM Program - ERM, IT, and Internal Controls - Marcia Malzahn – Mar. 20

Strategies for Family Banks - Philip Smith – Mar. 29

Strategic Planning Tips for a New Environment - Philip Smith – Mar. 29


Building an Effective Marketing Plan  - Tom Hershberger – Feb. 22

Compelling Advertising for Community Banks - Tom Hershberger – Feb. 22


Leading the Prospecting Effort - Ned Miller – Feb. 26

Getting in the Door with Prospects - Tips on Leveraging Your Network - Ned Miller – Mar. 19

How to Build an Employee Referral Program That Works - Tom Hershberger – Mar. 22

Recipe for an Effective Sales Environment - Tom Hershberger - Mar. 22


FFIEC CAT Next Steps - Chad Knutson - Jan. 18

Cybersecurity 101 - Board Basics - Chad Knutson – Feb. 15

PCI Compliance & Cybersecurity - Doug Baun – Mar. 27

Attacking the Human Element - Social Engineering - Chad Knutson - Mar. 29