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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

International Training & Assistance (ITA)
for Bank Supervisors

Electronic Banking and Technology Risk Supervision SeminarFederal Reserve System Courses

Type of Participant Targeted

The Electronic Banking and Technology Risk Supervision Seminar is an introductory course and is designed for non-IT examiners.



Course Overview

The goal of this 4-day seminar is to provide training in information technology and electronic banking supervision.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize elemental concepts of bank technology and architecture
  • Identify business and supervision risks related to the financial institution's application of information technology and electronic banking
  • Assess the impact of identified risks on the organization's operations
  • Discuss examination results and concerns with the financial institution's management and prepare a written summary for inclusion in the integrated safety and soundness report
  • Analyze and assess the impact of the risks and exposures associated with electronic banking and make relevant control recommendations to the financial institution's management

Post-Course Intervention

After completing the Electronic Banking and Technology Risk Supervision Seminar, the participant should be given on-the-job information technology assignments that will increase the retention of the competencies presented during class. Such on-the-job assignments include

  • Complete the evaluation of a non-complex bank's electronic banking activity with the assistance of an IT examiner
  • Conduct/participate in a discussion with bank management regarding information technology examination findings

Curriculum Overview

Subject Approximate
Class Hours
Introduction 1.00  
Industry trends and policy 1.00  
Technology basics--introduction 1.50  
Network topology .50  
IT operations and risks 1.00  
Technology basics exercise 1.25  
Risk management .75  
Audit 1.00  
Security 2.00  
Outsourcing 1.50  
Contingency planning 1.00 2.00
IT examination overview .50  
Uniform rating system information technology 1.25  
Case study 3.50  
Integrating examination results 1.00  
E-Banking trends ,50  
E-Banking products services 1.00  
Internet technology 1.00  
Internet security 1.75  
Risks 1.25  
Integrating examination results 1.00  
Compliance issues 1.50  
Guided tour of websites .75  
Closing .75  
TOTALS 28.25 2.00

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Last update: January 18, 2012