With Cybersecurity Awareness Month underway, a new ICBA blog post spotlights how the Sheltered Harbor initiative supports community bank cyber resilience.

Data Vaulting and Planning: In Main Street Matters, ICBA’s Lance Noggle says the not-for-profit, industry-developed Sheltered Harbor standard helps protect and recover customer account data if a catastrophic event causes critical systems—including backups—to fail.

Supporting Public Confidence: “Moving quickly after a seismic cyber event is paramount to preserving the public’s confidence in the banking system, and Sheltered Harbor is the lifeline for resiliency,” Noggle writes. “To maintain public confidence, community banks should make Sheltered Harbor certification a priority.”