FedLine Solutions Security and Resiliency Assurance Program Resource Center

Tip of the month: Ready to begin your security assessment and not sure where to start? The security assessment is an analysis of your organization's security posture relative to the security requirements applicable to the FedLine Solutions or Financial Services your organization uses.  This information is available to the End User Authorized Contacts (EUACs) for your organization.  If you have any questions or need help locating this information, please contact the Customer Contact Center at (888) 333-7010.

The Federal Reserve Banks’ FedLine Solutions are a critical component of the U.S. electronic payments system. While we layer and embed security within the FedLine service, your organization plays a vital role in safeguarding the payment messages and information that are transmitted over FedLine. Additionally, during times of uncertainty, security threats tend to increase. This increased risk along with the evolving threat landscape serves as a reminder that security posture is more important than ever.

In response to the evolving security threat landscape, the Federal Reserve Banks are implementing a Security and Resiliency Assurance Program (“Assurance Program”). As part of this new program, institutions that use the FedLine Solutions must:

  • Conduct an assessment of their compliance with the Federal Reserve Banks’ FedLine security requirements
  • Submit an attestation that they have completed the assessment

These steps will help reduce the risk of systemic breakdown and fraudulent payments being sent through the payments system. The email containing attestation materials was sent on or before January 29, 2021 from the sending domain @adobesign.com. End User Authorization Contacts (EUACs) should be aware that is this is a legitimate email from the Federal Reserve Bank.

When does my organization need to complete the program?

Your organization will have the 2021 calendar year (January – December 2021) to complete the program. Going forward, all service providers and financial institutions will be expected to complete the program on an annual basis.

What action do I need to take to prepare?

Your organization does not need to take immediate action to prepare. In January 2021, a kickoff email outlining program expectations and a program guide was sent to your organization’s EUACs to begin the process. Your EUACs should identify a primary EUAC to take the lead with the program for your organization. If applicable, we encourage you to communicate with your organization’s compliance department to determine how this process may fit into your broader compliance or audit efforts.

Training Information

Webinars were hosted between September 2020 and March 2021; no additional dates are planned at this time. Please refer to a modified version of the webinar presentation deck for training materials.

 

Assurance Program Webinar Materials (PDF)

FAQs

The Federal Reserve Banks regularly update the Frequently Asked Questions page with details about the Assurance Program. To learn more, view these other communications about the Assurance Program.

Date Communication Title
Jun. 1, 2021 Learn how to get started with the Security and Resiliency Assurance Program
Feb. 10, 2021 Complete the FedLine Solutions Security and Resiliency Assurance Program
Jan. 15, 2021 Complete the FedLine Solutions Security and Resiliency Assurance Program by December 31, 2021
Oct. 15, 2020 Prepare for the FedLine Solutions Security and Resiliency Assurance Program

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