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Two sometimes inter-related crimes pose a threat to your bottom line: phishing and identity fraud. For that reason, we have pulled together a comprehensive set of articles, links, Q&As and tools relating to each of them.

Policy Archive

Sample Policy A

Sample Policy 1

Sample Policy 2

Intrusion Risk Assessment Policy (from Banker Tools)

Consult our "Tips for Constructing Your InfoSec Policy" for more guidance.

Bankers everywhere have been asking us for guidance. In response, has established InfoSec Clearinghouse to foster the exchange of information security ideas and knowledge among financial institutions.

Here, you'll find
  • links to a host of sources for policy language,
  • policy examples,
  • best practices information,
  • samples of actual policies drafted by financial institutions.

Share your thoughts and ideas about composing a workable information security policy and learn from others. That's the purpose of this page.

How do you draft and maintain an information security policy and program that
  • meets the regulatory requirements,
  • provides an appropriate framework for information protection, and
  • insulates you from liability?
Please contribute! We encourage you to submit your ideas, whether it is the entire policy or just a section that you think works particularly well. To contribute your policy to the Clearinghouse, simply attach it to an email to (Note: Do not submit copyrighted information!)

For obvious reasons, the financial institutions which have submitted the policies are not identified at this time so their anonymity is assured. As the archive of policies grows larger, we will acknowledge contributors (again, without tying them to specific policies).



  • Banker's Tools: Information Security


    NIST Although the explicit information security guidelines in the banking realm are new, the field of information security is not and the federal government, through NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), has developed some outstanding materials relating to security plans for information technology systems. These materials can provide an excellent resource for you.

    The bank regulatory agencies have issued numerous bulletins, advisory letters and other helpful guidance that should be taken into consideration in formulating your information security program.

    The following InfoSec related OCC Bulletins, Advisory Letters, Alerts and Handbooks are all available on OCC's OCC Electronic Banking Guidance Web Page:
    • Network Security Vulnerabilities.
    • Guidelines Establishing Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information.
    • Risk Management of Outsourcing Technology.
    • Infrastructure Threats from Cyber-Terrorists.
    • Technology Risk Management: PC Banking.
    • Technology Risk Management.

    Federal Reserve Board
    The following documents are all available at this FRB Web page, with the documents grouped by year of issuance (the first two numbers of the document number reflect the year of issuance):


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