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Banker Resource Center

Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity

Financial institutions depend on IT to deliver services. Disruption, degradation, or unauthorized alteration of information and systems can affect the financial condition, core processes, and risk profile of an institution. Further, because of the increasing volume and sophistication of cyber threats, it is imperative that financial institutions and their critical third-party service providers maintain diligence in identifying, assessing, and mitigating cybersecurity risks.

Laws and Regulations

Key laws and regulations that pertain to FDIC-supervised institutions; note that other laws and regulations also may apply.

Supervisory Resources

Frequently asked questions, advisories, statements of policy, and other information issued by the FDIC alone, or on an interagency basis, provided to promote safe-and-sound operations.

Other Resources

Supplemental information related to safe-and-sound banking operations.


Informational videos and recordings of prior webcasts and teleconferences.

  • FDIC Technical Assistance Videos
    • Cybersecurity Awareness, a video series designed to assist bank directors with understanding cybersecurity risks and related risk management programs
    • Cyber Challenge: A Community Bank Cyber Exercise designed to encourage community financial institutions to discuss operational risk issues and the potential impact of information technology disruptions on common banking functions

The FDIC’s Technical Assistance Video Program includes educational videos designed to provide bank directors, officers, and employees with useful information about areas of supervisory focus and regulatory changes.