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

Vulnerabilities & Mitigation

Cybersecurity and data security vulnerabilities come in many forms. Use these resources to know what you are dealing with and how to stay one step ahead.

Name Source Date
Advisory on Ransomware and the Use of the Financial System to Facilitate Ransom Payments
OFAC 10/01/2020
Advisory on Ransomware Awareness for Holidays and Weekends
CISA and FBI 08/31/2021
Advisory on Unemployment Insurance Fraud During COVID-19
FINCEN 10/13/2020
Analysis Report: FiveHands Ransomware
CISA 05/06/2021
Apache Log4J Vulnerability Guidance
CISA 12/13/2021
AppleJeus: Analysis of North Korea’s Cryptocurrency Malware
CISA 02/17/2021
CISA Alert: Active Exploitation of SolarWinds Software
CISA 12/13/2020
CISA Emergency Directive on SolarWinds Orion Code Compromise
CISA 12/13/2020
CISA-FBI Guidance for MSPs and their Customers Affected by the Kaseya VSA Supply-Chain Ransomware Attack
CISA and FBI 07/07/2021
Compromised Managed Service Providers
USSS 09/10/2020
Contact U.S. Department of Labor Cyber Fraud Task Forces
DOL 09/10/2020
Contact U.S. Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Forces
USSS 09/10/2020
Cyber Fraud Task Force Bulletin - September 2020
USSS 09/25/2020
Cybersecurity: Ransomware Alert
OCIE 09/10/2020
Fact Sheet: Russian SVR Activities Related to Solar Winds
CISA 05/07/2021
FBI Alert: Increased use of Mobile Apps Could Lead to Exploitation
FBI 09/10/2020
FBI Sees Spike in Fraudulent Unemployment Insurance Claims Filed Using Stolen Identities
FBI 09/10/2020
FinCEN Advisory on Imposter Scams and Money Mule Schemes
FinCEN 09/10/2020
Indicators Associated with Netwalker Ransomware
FBI 09/10/2020
Indicators of Compromise Associated with Darkside Ransomware
FBI 05/10/2021
Joint Advisory on Accellion File Transfer Appliance Vulnerabilities
CISA 02/24/2021
Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR)
NCSC, CISA, FBI, NSA 05/07/2021
Malicious Cyber Actor Spoofing COVID-19 Loan Relief Webpage
CISA 09/10/2020
MedusaLocker Advisory
Joint Advisory 06/30/2022
Money Mule Awareness TLP AMBER
DOJ OIG 10/13/2021
Money Mule Awareness TLP WHITE
DOJ OIG 10/13/2021
Money Mule Initiative and Education
DOJ 12/16/2020
North Korea: Cyber Tactics and Tools Targeting Global Financial Sector
DHS 01/13/2021
North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity
CISA 02/17/2021
OCCIP Cybersecurity Alert 1 - Ransomware
OCCIP 09/10/2020
Pandemic Response Portal
People’s Republic of China State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Exploit Network Providers and Devices
CISA 06/08/2022
PIN - Egregor Ransomware
FBI 01/07/2021
PIN: Cyber Criminals Exploit Email Rule Vulnerability to Increase the Likelihood of Successful Business Email Compromise
FBI 12/01/2020
Ransomware Guide
CISA 09/01/2020
Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Cyber Operations: Trends and Best Practices for Network Defenders
CISA and FBI 04/27/2021
SBA Information Notice
SBA 07/21/2020
SBA Lender Alert EIDL
SBA 07/14/2020
Scam Awareness Materials for Groups and Organizations
SSA 11/02/2020
Security Alert Pandemic Related Fraud Chargeback Scheme
Visa 10/21/2020
Selecting and Safely Using Collaboration Services for Telework
NSA 09/10/2020
Snatch Ransomware Notice
FinCEN 07/14/2022
State UI ACH ID List
USSS 09/10/2020
Tips to Defend Against Ransomware
FS-ISAC 05/01/2019
U.S. Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Force Map
USSS 09/10/2020
Unemployment Insurance Fraud Consumer Protection Guide
USSS SBA OIG Joint Alert - PPP EIDL Fraud - TLP Green
USSS 09/10/2020
What We Urge You to do to Protect Against the Threat of Ransomware
White House 06/03/2021

Cybersecurity and Technology News

Revamped podcast explores future of ICBA ThinkTECH

Nov 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA released the latest episode of its newly revamped podcast: “Independent Banker: A Community Banking Podcast from ICBA.”

DOJ announces arrests in $575M crypto fraud

Nov 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Justice Department announced the arrest of two Estonian citizens for their alleged involvement in a $575 million cryptocurrency fraud and money-laundering conspiracy.

Op-ed: Crypto response must protect banking system stability

Nov 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange is a predictable example of the serious risks that digital assets pose, and policymakers should ensure new policies directed at the sector fully reflect its risks, ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey wrote in a new op-ed.

Regulators investigating FTX crypto exchange amid liquidity crisis: report

Nov 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Federal regulators are reportedly investigating cryptocurrency exchange FTX amid concerns of a liquidity crisis at the company and fallout on the rest of the crypto sector.

More terrorist attacks linked to digital assets: UN

Nov 1, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Up to 20% of terrorist attacks are financed by crypto-assets or otherwise linked to digital assets, a United Nations official told Bloomberg. The UN’s Svetlana Martynova said officials are detecting more cases of crypto use in terror-financing as they step up their scrutiny of such practices.

Blog: ICBA's reimagined ThinkTECH Accelerator to support year-round programming

Oct 28, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The decision to bring the highly successful ThinkTECH Accelerator program in-house and introduce year-round programming was the natural progression in ICBA’s efforts to cultivate successful community bank-fintech partnerships that address today’s market challenges and opportunities, writes Charles Potts in a new blog post.