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Financial Institution Letters

October 18, 2016

FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

Frequently Asked Questions

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FIL-68-2016 - PDF (PDF Help)


The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued a Frequently Asked Questions guide related to the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT).

Statement of Applicability to Institutions with Less than $1 Billion in Total Assets: This Financial Institution Letter (FIL) applies to all FDIC-supervised institutions.


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