The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has announced the launch of its redesigned IT Examination Handbook InfoBase. The IT InfoBase is the primary distribution method for the IT Examination Handbook. The new IT InfoBase is expected to have a beneficial impact on the user experience and will enable more timely updates to the IT Handbook in the future. This update does not implement any changes to the content of the IT Handbook, or related guidance.
The new IT InfoBase has technological capabilities not previously available, including the ability to quickly update content for multiple booklets, rather than just one booklet at a time. The FFIEC agencies expect that other new features will be activated in the future. Content changes will be communicated via a press release.
The FFIEC IT Examination Handbook is a collaborative effort of the Information Technology Subcommittee of the FFIEC’s Task Force on Supervision. The Information Technology Subcommittee promotes uniform and effective information technology-related policies and supervisory programs for financial institutions and their service providers. An electronic version of the FFIEC IT Examination Handbook Series, is available at http://ithandbook.ffiec.gov/.