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  • New Third-party Management Guidance Pending

    New Third-party Management Guidance Pending

    In July of 2021, the three primary bank regulators (OCC, FDIC, and Federal Reserve) proposed new guidance on third-party risk management.  According to the agencies, “The proposed guidance provides a framework based on sound risk management principles that banking organizations may use to address the risks associated with third-party relationships.” After an extended comment period […]

  • FFIEC Cancels E-Banking Handbook

    FFIEC Cancels E-Banking Handbook

    On May 13, 2022, the FFIEC very quietly rescinded the FFIEC Information Technology Examination Handbook (IT Handbook) booklet entitled E-Banking.  The original booklet was released in 2003 and was accompanied by a flurry of activity by financial institutions to come up with a separate E-banking policy and risk assessment.  In effect, the FFIEC is now […]

  • New FFIEC Guidance for Access and Authentication

    New FFIEC Guidance for Access and Authentication

    In response to an expanded cybersecurity threat landscape, the FFIEC just issued an update to agency expectations for access and authentication to financial institution products and systems. This update replaces both the 2005 and the 2011 authentication guidance, and has been extended beyond digital banking (ebanking) customers to include everyone and everything that might have […]