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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Continuing IT Training Program

Mainframe Security for Examiners

Program Overview

This course will provide an overview of the history of mainframe computing and why 92% of the banking industry primarily uses mainframe computing technology to process, transmit and store banking transactions, develop reporting data and collect metrics to measure performance goals. An overview of Information security risk management frameworks with industry accepted control digests that can be audited and examined to assess compliance and determine risk. In addition, an in-depth focus on Infosec Governance including NIST and ISO.

Key Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Instructional Format

Facilitated classroom discussion and lectures


Four and one-half days



Target Audience

Examiners or ITEAs who will lead or participate on level B and A examinations.

This course is open to appropriate staff of the FDIC and partner government regulatory agencies. This course is not open to the public or staff of private banks.


Participants should have completed all of the basic- level and, at least most of, the intermediate-level IT courses. 

Pre-Course Assignment


Special Requirements


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This course may provide CPE/CEU credits; however, any credits offered will be handled by the vendor.

More Information

For more information, please contact Kathryn Shipley (703) 516-5071.

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