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Cyber Challenge: A Community Bank Cyber Exercise

By Vigilize | Sunday, July 29, 2018 - Leave a Comment

The FDIC has released new training material to help small banks start a discussion on risk…


An article review.


Sometimes it can be difficult to find a starting point when getting your employees discussing risk and technology, and while we do provide our own resources on the subject we wanted to pass along another resource you may find helpful.

Our friend Scott Granger at HomeBank let us know about the FDIC’s Cyber Challenge, a series of vignettes and accompanying handouts designed to help smaller institutions identify where potential issues may lie and get started on addressing them.

The Cyber Challenge consists of seven scenarios across seven different fictional institutions, each accompanied by a short video setting up the situation. The subjects vary, from a new item processor who can not keep up with the institution’s volume, a corporate account takeover and malware which has attacked a branch’s ATM. The accompanying handouts (provided in .PDF format) outline the scenario and provide questions for guiding the discussion.

Those familiar with incident response test exercises will be right at home with these materials, but if your organization hasn’t gotten that far yet the FDIC has also provided a short list of ground rules and guidelines for organizing the discussion. It can be daunting when considering incident response for the first time, but with these resources you should be well on your way to awareness!


Original article by the FDIC.


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