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
Lessons from the past:
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
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This downloadable Tabletop Exercise (TTX) developed by FEMA’s Office of External Affairs and FEMA’s National Exercise Division, is an interactive exercise complete with accompanying facilitator’s notes and scripted video injects. This exercise is based on the National Planning Scenario for a major hurricane developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the federal interagency community.
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.
FTC: Wise Giving After a Hurricane
FTC: How to Donate Wisely and Avoid Charity Scams
CERT: Using Caution with Email Attachments
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
Find tools and advice from Travelers as your bank prepares for hurricanes.
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: