OPERATIONAL RISK

Cyber & Data Security

Prevention and risk mitigation are key components in every aspect of bank operations - the same holds true in the protection of customer data.

Cybersecurity is the prevention of damage to, protection of, and restoration of data, systems and processes. Cybersecurity has three main components, data security, user security, and infrastructure security.

Data security is the concepts or strategies used to keep data secure. Data security focuses on protecting personally identifiable information (PII) from unauthorized access as one would see during a cyber breach or other significant cyber incident.

Prevention and risk mitigation are key components in every aspect of bank operations - the same holds true in the protection of customer data.

Sector Initiatives

Sheltered Harbor

Sheltered Harbor promotes the stability and resiliency of the financial sector through industry-developed standards for protecting and recovering customer account data if a catastrophic event causes critical systems - including backups - to fail.

.BANK

.BANK is an evolution in relationship management, offering a trusted, verified, more secure, and easily identifiable location on the internet for your customers and your bank, regardless of size. .BANK provides a trustworthy stamp of approval for your online offerings.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

ICBA partnered with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and other industry experts to update “Cyber Resilience and Financial Organizations: A Capacity-building Tool Box.” Learn more about how your bank can leverage the tool box to create a more cyber resilient workplace.

FFIEC Industry Outreach Webinar Announcement: Ransomware Trends

Nov 2, 2021 | Sector Calls

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) is offering an Industry Outreach webinar on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, that focuses on recent ransomware trends. The event is sponsored by the FFIEC Task Force on Supervision — Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Working Group.

Webinar

Cyber and Data Security News

ICBA Shares Tips on How to Protect Your Financial Information

Jan 23, 2023 | Press Release
In recognition of Data Privacy Week, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is reminding consumers of practical steps to help safeguard their sensitive data and protect against losses in the event of a data breach or compromise.

NCUA chief backs bill to tighten credit union cyber oversight

Dec 19, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The head of the National Credit Union Administration called on Congress to pass ICBA-advocated legislation that would authorize the agency to examine credit union third-party service providers for cyber risk.