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For Immediate Release October 6, 2016

 

FFIEC Announces Webinars in Observance of Cybersecurity Awareness Month


The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) will host two webinars for financial institutions in October in recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

  • Mobile Financial Services — Appendix E of the Retail Payment System Booklet, October 13, 2016, at 3 p.m. Eastern. The FFIEC members updated the Information Technology examination handbook on April 29 to address financial institutions’ use of new and emerging technologies, specifically the rapid proliferation and technological advancements in the use and capabilities of mobile devices with respect to financial services. This webinar will provide an overview of the contents of the Appendix E of the Retail Payments Systems booklet and an opportunity to receive answers to questions regarding mobile financial services. Registration is available at the following URL, https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/583/17539.
  • Getting the Most Out of Your FS-ISAC Membership, October 31, 2016, 1 p.m. Eastern. On Nov. 3, 2014, the FFIEC members issued a statement on Cybersecurity Threat and Vulnerability Monitoring and Sharing that encouraged financial institutions to join the Financial Services-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). Many financial institutions have expressed a desire to gain a better understanding on how to filter and utilize the information they receive through this membership service. This webinar will feature a guest speaker from the FS-ISAC who will provide tips on how to manage the information flow and filter information through the membership portal. Registration is available at https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/583/17540.

The target audience is members of the financial services sector. All registration requests will be reviewed and access may be denied for non-sector registrants.

Other recent FFIEC actions addressing cybersecurity are available at http://www.ffiec.gov/cybersecurity.htm.

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Media Contacts:

CFPB Moira Vahey (202) 435-9151
FDIC Greg Hernandez (202) 898-6984
Federal Reserve Eric Kollig (202) 452-2955
NCUA Ben Hardaway (703) 518-6333
OCC Stephanie Collins (202) 649-6870
SLC Rockhelle Johnson (202) 407-7156


The FFIEC was established in March 1979 to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms and to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions. It also conducts schools for examiners employed by the five federal member agencies represented on the FFIEC and makes those schools available to employees of state agencies that supervise financial institutions. The Council consists of the following six voting members: a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; the Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; the Comptroller of the Currency; the Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration; and the Chairman of the State Liaison Committee.