The Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (FSSCC), established in 2002, is the sector coordinator for Financial Services for the protection of critical infrastructure, focused on operational risks. Because the FSSCC fits into a larger network of industry / sector coordinating councils, it is uniquely positioned as the leader within financial services for developing strategies to improve shared critical infrastructure and homeland security.

The FSSCC's mission is further supported by Homeland Security Presidential Directive #7, which directs government agencies to identify and protect critical infrastructure. The FSSCC works closely with the Treasury as its designated Sector Specific Agency (SSA), establishing a strong public-private partnership to maintain a robust sector that is resilient against manmade or natural incidents. Members commit their time and resources to FSSCC with a sense of responsibility to their individual firms and for the benefit of consumers and the country's populace.


Joint National Priorities for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience

The Cross-Sector Councils on November 12 released the "Joint National Priorities", developed under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan to "guide the efforts and inform the decisions of the critical infrastructure community to enhance security and resilience". While not identical in language, the agreed Joint National Priorities align with those of the FSSCC, and we supported this effort.

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Presidential Proclamation -- Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2014

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Cybersecurity Framework Survey Results

In response to a request for information by the National Institute of Standards and Technology about industry awareness and use of the of the Cybersecurity Framework released last February, the FSSCC submitted on October 10 its summary of two separate surveys it conducted with FSSCC members, and smaller institutions in the FS-ISAC membership.
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