On December 9, 2015, the Director of FinCEN, Jennifer Shasky Calvery, delivered a speech regarding FinCEN’s efforts to gather financial intelligence data and mitigate cyber threats. Director Calvery discussed methods by which FinCEN gathers data through its Bank Secrecy Act reporting stream and then uses such data to combat cyber threats. She also discussed FinCEN’s recent analytical enhancements and efforts to work alongside foreign Financial Intelligence Units   in order to identify information that could be helpful in preventing cyber incidents. Finally, she stressed the importance  of information sharing among law enforcement, the private sector, government and international counterparts to recognize and cope with threats to the financial system.

The speech is available at: https://www.fincen.gov/news_room/testimony/html/20151209.html.