On November 3, the FFIEC released its observations from a cybersecurity assessment of more than 500 institutions, and recommended that all regulated financial institutions participate in the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) as a medium to “identify, respond to, and mitigate cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.”  The FS-ISAC is a non-profit information sharing forum created by industry participants to share physical and cybersecurity threat information within the public and private sector. The assessment supplemented regularly scheduled bank examinations and built upon supervisory expectations contained within existing FFIEC information technology guidance.