Severe meteorological events, pandemic illnesses, and other disasters can disrupt a financial institution's operations temporarily and in the intermediate term. Such events have demonstrated the need for operational redundancy and multiple and diverse backup alternatives to ensure institutions can continue operating or restore operations swiftly. This page is primarily dedicated to compiling various Federal Reserve communications such as press releases, guidance, and speeches responding to events that challenge the business resiliency of financial institutions.

Major Disaster or Emergency | Hurricanes Katrina and Rita | Homeland Security Information

Major Disaster or Emergency

Supervisory Practices Regarding Banking Organizations and their Borrowers and Other Customers Affected by a Major Disaster or Emergency

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Federal Reserve Updates

For Consumers and Financial Institutions




U.S. Treasury

Homeland Security Information

February 7, 2003

The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) has issued the attached Suggested Guidance on Protective Measures. The communication provides guidance for developing protective measures based on a heightened threat condition. Although the guidance is directed to critical infrastructure providers, including the critical financial infrastructure providers, it offers suggestions about security measures that should be considered by all financial firms.

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Last Update: September 09, 2019