FFIEC AIO Booklet Deciphered: Architecture, Infrastructure, and Operations Guidance

The booklet is designed to assist FFIEC examiners in conducting examinations based on new technologies and infrastructures.

Boston, September 22, 2021 On June 30, 2021, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued a new booklet within the FFIEC Information Technology Examination Handbook (IT Handbook), titled “Architecture, Infrastructure, and Operations.”The FFIEC has long seen the need for updated examiner guidance to evaluate today’s technology and threat landscape, recognizing that evolutionary changes in technologies, surpassed guidance presented in the previous operations booklet. This long-overdue revision suggests that financial institutions would be well advised to adjust their approach to risk management from technology-based to enterprisewide process-focused examinations.

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