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.


GETS/WPS Exercise

In preparation for the upcoming 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season, a Financial Services Sector-wide Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) and Wireless Priority Service (WPS) exercise will be conducted on May 13-14, 2014. The purpose of the sector-wide exercise is to familiarize users with the dialing procedures necessary to make successful calls - especially during times when they may be experiencing stressful conditions. Click here for more information.

For more information about the GETS and WPS programs, see the FSSCC Public Sector Resources page.

Doug Johnson Testifies to Bankers' Cybersecurity Role

On March 26, ABA vice president and FSSCC vice chairman, Doug Johnson told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that the financial sector is unified in its efforts to fight cyber crime and is working effectively with public-sector partners to protect the financial system. In his testimony given on behalf of FSSCC, Johnson added that the banking industry strongly supports the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework and offered several recommendations for ongoing industry collaboration with NIST.
Read the testimony.