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.


National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 25 - May 31, 2014

The NOAA/National Weather Service and FEMA remind you to prepare for the 2014 hurricane season by knowing your vulnerabilities and what actions to take to reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. For tips on preparing for a hurricane and recommended actions to take during and after, see the following:

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.