Contributed to by:  Lisa Pinto, SWBC, AVP Marketing & Public Relations

October 8, 2013 (San Antonio, TX) — SWBC, a leader in innovative training, recently won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Bronze award for excellence in the Compliance Training category for their Security Awareness Training.

“It is an honor to be recognized, especially for this particular category,” said Mandy Smith, Director of Training and Employee Development for SWBC. “Our clients include individuals, businesses, and financial institutions. It is critical that SWBC employees understand the responsibility we have.”

All SWBC employees are required to complete the Security Awareness Training annually. In addition, new employees are required to complete it within 30 days of being hired. The interactive, online training is divided into five sections: data privacy and protection, physical security, computer security, corporate email, and social engineering.

“We are extremely proud to honor our 2013 award-winning organizations for their remarkable achievements,” said Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group, Inc.“This elite group of organizations excelled in developing measurable, sustainable programs that produced outstanding business results.”

The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts and Brandon Hall Group Sr. Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

SWBC, along with the other winners, are listed at

About SWBC

Headquartered in San Antonio, SWBC is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of insurance, mortgage, and investment services to financial institutions, businesses, and individuals. With offices across the country, SWBC is committed to providing quality products, outstanding service, and customized solutions in all 50 states. For more information, visit SWBC’s website at

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