We are so proud of our industry’s commitment to service and to each other. Thank you for all you do to support your community and other communities in need.
Below are ongoing resources to help prepare for a time of crisis.
IC3 Issues Alert on Disaster-Related Fraud
USDA: USDA Programs that Assist Individuals and Small Businesses
USDA: Rural Development Disaster Assistance
HUD: Guidance for FHA-approved Mortgagees and Servicers Regarding Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Areas
Fannie Mae: Disaster Relief
The Sheltered Harbor initiative provides proactive, rapid restoration of customer account data after a cyberattack. Sheltered Harbor combines proactive, secure data storage with a cooperative recovery plan to get your customers through a major cyberattack faster than you would on your own. It is an industry-led organization, structured as a not-for-profit LLC and operated as a subsidiary of the FS-ISAC.
Regional partnerships have formed across the United States to focus on homeland security and emergency management issues with the public sector.
These public/private partnerships formed originally within the banking/finance sector, but several have developed into multi-sector coalitions.
RPCfirst, the Regional Partnership Council, is an umbrella organization formed to foster collaboration among these organizations.
View a List of the Regional Coalitions
US-CERT: Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
US-CERT: Security Tip Using Caution with Email Attachments
FBI: Building a Digital Defense Against Charity Fraud
FEMA: Critical Needs Assistance
SBA Offers Disaster Loans
Disasters are unpredictable and can be devastating to a community. But there is a lot your bank can do to help prepare your customers for these events.
Help consumers prepare for a natural disaster by sharing these tips: