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.

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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


Agencies Encourage Standardized Cyber Approach via Various Tools

Aug 28, 2019
Federal financial regulators emphasized the benefits of using a standardized approach to assess and improve cybersecurity preparedness, without mandating any particular assessment—advancing a long-standing ICBA and community bank priority.

In a joint announcement, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council members encouraged institutions to choose from various standardized tools aligned with industry standards and best practices to assess their cybersecurity preparedness.

ICBA has long said the regulatory agencies should not mandate the use of one cybersecurity assessment tool over another. Over years of letters and testimony to policymakers, ICBA has repeatedly noted that community banks use a multitude of cybersecurity frameworks, tools and assessments to secure their critical systems and safeguard customer data.

ICBA will continue working with policymakers on collaborative approaches to mitigate cyber and data security threats.

Read Interagency Statement