UK Financial Conduct Authority Reports on Cyber Security Resilience in Financial Services11/27/2018The Financial Conduct Authority has published a report entitled "Cyber and Technology Resilience: Themes from cross-sector survey 2017-2018." The FCA compiled the report by requesting 296 firms during 2017 and 2018 to provide a self-assessment of their cyber and technological capabilities, focusing on governance, delivery of change management, managing third-party risks and the effectiveness of cyber defenses. The FCA analyzed the responses and considered data from firm's responses to recent operational incidents to produce the report.
In the report, the FCA identifies areas of strength as well as areas where improvement is needed. Areas for improvement include people, third-party management and protection of a firm's key assets. The FCA will be considering these areas in the 2019 supervisory plans.
This area is gaining increasing focus, both in the U.K. and globally. The Bank of England, the U.K. Prudential Regulation Authority and the FCA published a joint discussion paper in July 2018, entitled "Building the UK financial sector's operational resilience," indicating that a step change is needed by firms and financial market infrastructure in their approach to operational resilience. A U.K. Parliamentary Committee inquiry into IT failures in the financial services sector was also recently launched.
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