On 3 December 2020, the European Central Bank (ECB) issued a statement regarding supervisory cooperation on operational resilience.
The statement provides:
“Banks have made progress in enhancing operational resilience in recent years including through their response to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the ECB is encouraged by recognition of the shared interest between supervisors and the industry in strengthening operational resilience, and the actions firms have taken to date. However, more work remains to be done to ensure banks are resilient to potential operational disruptions from all hazards, including severe but plausible cybersecurity incidents, which could pose risks to the wider financial system.
The ECB recognizes the global and interconnected nature of banks and the importance of supervisory coordination and is committed to working closely with the Federal Reserve and the UK Prudential Regulatory Authority to ensure that supervisory approaches on operational resilience are well coordinated.”