What the New FFIEC DDoS Guidelines Mean for Credit Unions

Date:June 25, 2014
Time:1:00 pm Central
(2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific)

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In April 2014, the FFIEC issued guidelines on distributed denial of service (DDoS) risks to U.S. banking institutions. At a high level, the guidelines state that your credit union should:

  • Maintain an ongoing program to assess information security risk that identifies, prioritizes, and assesses the risk to critical systems
  • Monitor Internet traffic to your website
  • Be prepared to activate incident response plans and notify service providers
  • Ensure sufficient staffing for the duration of the DDoS attack and consider hiring precontracted third-party servicers who can assist in managing the Internet based traffic
  • Consider sharing information with organizations such as the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center and law enforcement 
  • Following the attacks, evaluate any gaps in your response or in the risk assessments and adjust your controls accordingly

Join us to learn how your credit union can proactively manage DDoS risks. We'll discuss the six steps the FFIEC expects every credit union to take.

Have questions? Contact Debbie Bergenske,CUNA Strategic Services alliance manager, at 800-356-9655, ext. 4340, or dbergenske@cuna.com.

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