FedLine Solutions Security and Resiliency Assurance Program Resource Center
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.
Please refer to the webinar presentation deck and recordings for training materials from the August 2021 webinar series which provide general information and specific steps needed to be taken to complete the Assurance Program. There are no additional webinars planned at this time.
Security and Resiliency Assurance Program Overview: Assurance Program Basics
Security and Resiliency Assurance Program Overview: Conducting the Security Assessment
Security and Resiliency Assurance Program Overview: Completing the Assurance Program
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.
|Aug. 16, 2021||Has your organization started the Security and Resiliency Assurance Program?|
|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|