The Second Line of Defense: What It Means and Making It Stronger

  • When: April 29, 2020
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

The first defensive line of anti-financial crime (AFC) involves formalized policies and procedures. The third line is an independent audit to make sure systems are functioning. The linchpin connecting them is the second line of defense, which entails a designated (and independent) BSA/AFC officer with a direct line of communication to senior management; formalized ongoing training of both compliance personnel and front-line staff; and adequate human and IT resources. In a world of cybercrime, complex sanctions and sophisticated fraud schemes, fortifying the second line is of crucial importance. This webinar and its expert panelists will show you how.

Learning Objectives

  • Conducting an institutional risk assessment to identify AFC systemic needs such as human capital requirements and technological support
  • Attaining senior management buy-in to obtain appropriate resources and establish second line functions as a key component of a culture of compliance
  • Working with business lines and internal audit to formalize continuous assurance protocols such as periodic reviews to assess second line of defense efficacy

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • Risk Managers
  • BSA/AML Officers
  • Relationship Managers
  • Senior Management
  • IT Specialists
  • Internal Audit

Region/Industry

  • North America
  • Banking
  • Credit Unions
  • MSBs
  • Securities

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