On May 7, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) will host a free webinar on cybersecurity for financial institutions, entitled Executive Leadership of Cybersecurity: What Today’s CEO Needs to Know About the Threats They Don’t See. The webinar will provide guidance to senior managers on responding effectively to “current cyber threats.” Topics include “building a security culture, integrating cybersecurity into the business units, and engaging boards of directors.” A question and answer session with financial regulators will also be provided.
The webinar follows a number of alerts and notices issued by financial regulators throughout the month of April. These alerts highlighted the susceptibility of financial institutions to various kinds of cyber risks, including distributed denial of service attacks, risks involving ATM and card authorization systems, and potential threats from the OpenSSL “Heartbleed” vulnerability.
Registration is available online, and ends on May 6. More information is available from the FFIEC.
Written by Michael Young, Associate, Technology and Privacy Group | Alston & Bird LLP