In January 2021, the Federal Reserve Banks implemented an annual Security and Resiliency Assurance Program (“Assurance Program”). As part of this program, organizations that use the FedLine Solutions must:
- Conduct an assessment of their compliance with the Federal Reserve Banks’ FedLine security requirements
- Provide attestation that they have completed this assessment
Your organization’s End User Authorization Contacts (EUACs) should receive attestation materials for the 2022 calendar year by end of February 2022. After receiving the materials, your organization will have until December 31, 2022, to complete the program. We will continue to communicate with your organization throughout the year as the deadline approaches. There is no penalty for submitting the attestation early.
The Assurance Program Resource Center is a great place to get started! For instance, you may be wondering “What training resources are available?” and “Where can I locate the most current FedLine Security requirements?” You’ll find the answers to these questions and more on the Frequently Asked Questions page. In addition to the resource center, your account executive is available to assist you. To find a list of Federal Reserve Bank contacts specific to your organization, use the Find Your Contacts tool.
While we layer and embed security within the FedLine Solutions, your organization plays a vital role in safeguarding the payment messages and information that are transmitted over the service. We look forward to working with you again on this important initiative!