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Register today to test your team with a simulated cyber-attack exercise

The threat landscape of the electronic payments system is continuously evolving. To test your incident response team’s ability to defend your organization against a cyber-attack in this dynamic environment, register for this fall’s Cyber Attack Against Payment Systems (CAPS) (Off-site) exercises. Hosted by the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), these two-day tabletop exercises are virtual, confidential sessions designed to simulate an attack on payment systems and processes. Teams will be put into a high-pressure situation that will encourage quick mobilization and execution of business continuity practices.

The Federal Reserve Banks remain committed to reducing risk across our service areas. We frequently communicate with your organization to share key Federal Reserve Bank updates and security insights. However, keeping payment systems safe is a collective responsibility. The Federal Reserve Banks participated in the planning of the CAPS exercises, and we encourage all of our customers to consider participating to help you:

  • Gain maximum benefit with minimal resources
  • Strengthen team relationships and cross-functional knowledge
  • Build a clearer understanding of system vulnerabilities
  • Drive exploration of improvements in response processes

Who should attend?

Registration for CAPS (Off-site) is free, and it is open to all FS-ISAC members and most regulated financial institutions. If you have any questions about the CAPS exercise, you can contact FS-ISAC staff at

When are the sessions?

There are three identical sessions available on the following dates in 2019:

  • September 24-25
  • October 1-2
  • October 8-9

Security breaches and system compromises are more common than we would like to believe. Make sure you and your organization are equipped to handle these attacks. We encourage you to consult your institution’s information security team to learn more about these threats and the tools to counteract them.


The Federal Reserve Banks do not sponsor or endorse any of the non-Federal Reserve Bank-related products, parties or entities discussed in this publication.