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Bank Cyber and Data Security Guide

ICBA’s Cyber and Data Security Guide offers a comprehensive, one-stop shop for community banks to learn about ICBA's cybersecurity advocacy efforts; locate valuable ICBA, public-private, and government resources; learn about and register for Community Banker University course offerings; and identify ICBA Preferred Service Providers in the cybersecurity arena.


Please note: many of the documents on these pages are accessible for ICBA bank members only. Please login to access.

Letters and testimony to Congress and comment letters to the administration.

Information and resources from ICBA, government partners, FS-ISAC, .BANK, Sheltered Harbor, and service providers.

Learn and register for Community Banker University courses.

Cyber Breach

Breach communication templates for community banks.

Data and Cybersecurity News & Articles

ICBA News


McWilliams: Resolution Regime Must Consider Cyber

Jul 02, 2019
The FDIC is working to update its regime of resolving failing financial institutions to account for resolutions driven by cyber incidents, FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams said.

Speaking in London, McWilliams said a cyber-based resolution would present unique challenges due to the potential abruptness of a disruption, uncertainties on the severity of impact, and the reliability and accessibility of information required to conduct a resolution.

ICBA encourages community banks to join Sheltered Harbor, a not-for-profit industry initiative to protect against natural disasters and cybercrime. Co-founded by ICBA, the initiative enables financial institutions to back up critical customer account data each night, store it in a data vault, and restore it in the event of a disaster.

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