FedLine® Solutions provide organizations with direct access to critical payment and information services and applications. As the threat landscape continues to evolve, bad actors are becoming more creative in their efforts to gain access to secure information and applications. For this reason, the Federal Reserve Banks regularly review and update security controls. Additionally, we provide ongoing reminders about security best practices.
Are you doing your part?
While the FedLine Solutions benefit from numerous embedded security features, your organization also plays a vital role in safeguarding the payment messages and information that are transmitted over FedLine. Here are three ways to improve your organization’s security posture:
- Maintain mandatory compliance with Operating Circular 5.
- Review the Cyber Infrastructure Security Agency’s guide to Reducing Significant Risk of Known Vulnerabilities (Off-site).
- Ensure awareness and managing of cyber risk is a topic of discussion within all levels of your organization.
What should your organization do in the event of a security incident?
If your organization observes any unusual account activity or security incidents that could impact your FedLine connection, it is your responsibility to notify the Federal Reserve Banks. Timely notification increases our ability to help your organization respond to any issues.
We all play a role in maintaining a safe, efficient payments system. Thank you for helping us safeguard our security.