Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council



The Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC) is one of sixteen sector-specific industry collaboratives formed under a 2003 executive order that established a framework for public private partnership to address security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructures. The FSSCC is focused on addressing operational and strategic risks to our critical financial infrastructure.  This role is further supported by President Policy Directive 21, which directs government agencies to identify critical infrastructure and work with industry to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities.

Leadership Role

The FSSCC coordinates the development of critical infrastructure strategies and initiatives with its financial services members, trade associations, and other industry sectors.

Public-Private Partnership

The Department of the Treasury is the Sector Specific Agency (SSA) assigned to financial services.  The FSSCC and Treasury have developed a strong public-private partnership with the shared goal of maintaining a robust and resilient financial services sector.

Members with a Mission

The mission of the FSSCC is to strengthen the resiliency of the financial services sector against attacks and other threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure by proactively identifying threats and promoting protection, driving preparedness, collaborating with the U. S. Federal government, and coordinating crisis response - for the benefit of the Financial Services sector, consumers and the USA.

In the News

On September 21, 2015, the FSSCC submitted a letter to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) providing comments on a Cybersecurity Assessment Tool that the FFIEC published on July 22 with a request for information. Read More.


Types of member organizations:

  • Clearinghouses
  • Commercial banks
  • Credit rating agencies
  • Credit Unions
  • Communication networks
  • Financial advisory services
  • Financial utilities
  • Investment banks
  • Merchants
  • Retail banks
  • Electronic payments firms