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Arkansas State Bank Department

The mission of ASBD is to maintain a legal and regulatory structure for Arkansas's financial industry. This structure provides the public with convenient, safe and competitive banking, which fosters economic development within this State. Our mission is accomplished through efficient allocation of available human and other resources existing in our Examination, Information Technology and Administrative Services Divisions.

Update to Cybersecurity Resource Guide for Financial Institutions

Oct 3rd, 2022

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, on behalf of its members, released an update to the October 2018 Cybersecurity Resource Guide for Financial Institutions. The updated resource guide now includes ransomware-specific resources to address the ongoing threat of ransomware incidents.

Details are available at https://www.ffiec.gov/cybersecurity.htm, under the subheading “FFIEC Resources”.

 

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The State Bank Department was created by Act 113 of 1913. The Department is charged with regulating commercial banks with main offices in Arkansas. These 74 banks hold assets of over $147.1 billion as of June 30, 2022. The Department also is charged with supervising the bank holding companies of Arkansas state-chartered banks; state-chartered trust companies; regional and county industrial development corporations; industrial loan institutions; and capital development companies. The Department operates to ensure the safety and soundness of, and public confidence in, these institutions and organizations.


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