Below are ongoing resources to help prepare for a time of crisis.
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
Every year Agility Recovery produces helpful resources to get organizations ready for hurricane season. Find checklists and more here.
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.
FTC: Wise Giving After a Hurricane
FTC: How to Donate Wisely and Avoid Charity Scams
CERT: Using Caution with Email Attachments
CERT: Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
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 here 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: