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Financial Institution Letter
FDIC Announces Webinar for National Consumer Protection Week 2016:Cybersecurity Resources for Financial Institution Customers


The FDIC's Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (DCP) and Division of Risk Management Supervision (RMS) will host a free webinar on March 9, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST), titled Cybersecurity Resources to Help Your Customers Protect Themselves . The webinar, held in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, will highlight new and enhanced consumer education resources available from FDIC that encourage financial institution customers (consumers and businesses) to take appropriate safety precautions for using computers and the Internet. Institution use of these resources is optional and not a regulatory requirement.

Statement of Applicability to Institutions Under $1 Billion in Total Assets: This Financial Institution Letter applies to all FDIC-supervised institutions.


  • National Consumer Protection Week (March 6-12, 2016) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions.
  • During the webinar, FDIC staff will provide an overview of the FDIC's consumer education resources on cybersecurity, including: an upcoming special edition of the FDIC Consumer News on cybersecurity; two new cybersecurity guides for financial institution customers (consumers and businesses); and other resources available on the FDIC website.
  • The webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST). To participate, institutions must register here by noon, March 9, 2016.
  • Each institution is responsible for assessing whether the ideas and information presented during the webinar are appropriate for the institution to pursue, given factors such as the institution's business focus, financial condition and market.


  • FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Executive Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Risk Officers
  • Customer Service Officers
  • Training Officers
  • Compliance Officer

Paper copies may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 3501 Fairfax Drive, E-1002, Arlington, VA 22226 (1-877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200).

Last Updated: March 2, 2016