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December 2, 2014
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today released the revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual.

November 3, 2014
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released observations from the recent cybersecurity assessment and recommended regulated financial institutions participate in the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC).

September 26, 2014
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today advised financial institutions to quickly address the 'Shellshock' vulnerability by applying patches to their Bash software.

September 22, 2014
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today announced the availability of data on mortgage lending transactions at 7,190 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

August 19, 2014
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency – published a press release today announcing the availability of data on small business, small farm, and community development lending reported by certain commercial banks and savings associations, pursuant to the CRA." 

July 1, 2014
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the agencies) today announced the availability of the 2014 list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies, where revitalization or stabilization activities will receive Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration as "community development." 

June 24, 2014
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today launched a Web page on cybersecurity (www.ffiec.gov/cybersecurity.htm).The Web page is a central repository for current and future FFIEC-related materials on cybersecurity. 

May 7, 2014
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) today highlighted efforts to enhance financial institutions’ cybersecurity during a webinar for approximately 5,000 chief executive officers and senior managers from community financial institutions. 

May 1, 2014
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced today the reappointment of David J. Cotney, Commissioner of Banks for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to the Council’s State Liaison Committee (SLC). 

April 10, 2014
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) members expect financial institutions to incorporate patches on systems and services, applications, and appliances using OpenSSL and upgrade systems as soon as possible to address the vulnerability. Financial institutions should consider replacing private keys and X.509 encryption certificates after applying the patch for each service that uses OpenSSL and consider requiring users and administrators to change passwords after applying the patch. Financial institutions relying upon third-party service providers should ensure those providers are aware of the vulnerability and are taking appropriate mitigation action.  

April 2, 2014
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) members are issuing statements to notify financial institutions of the risks associated with cyber-attacks on Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and card authorization systems and the continued distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on public-facing websites.