Cybersecurity is increasingly the focus of federal banking regulator attention. Not only have the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued cybersecurity guidance in just the last month, but the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) also recently dedicated a speech to the importance of cybersecurity to financial institutions.  

This activity has been spurred by three events: the issuance of a cybersecurity executive order by the White House in February 2013, publication by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of related best practices guidance for critical infrastructure owners and operators, and continued high-profile data security breaches that have affected financial institutions just as much as retailers.

Join us for a detailed discussion about the state of cybersecurity best practices for financial institutions. We will:

  • Review the guidance from the FDIC, OCC, and FFIEC 
  • Review the NIST framework
  • Translate these documents into easy-to-understand best practices
  • Outline what changes may be needed to transform existing cybersecurity programs into best practices  


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET | Webinar


Alan S. Kaplinsky, Practice Leader
Consumer Financial Services Group


John D. Socknat, Practice Leader
Mortgage Banking Group

Peter W. Hennessey
Securities Group

Greg Schaffer, CEO and Founder
First72 Cyber, LLC

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and members of the financial services industry. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa Prickril at

Related Practices

Consumer Financial Services
Mortgage Banking
Privacy and Data Security