Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council



Established in 2002 by the financial sector, the FSSCC coordinates critical infrastructure and homeland security activities within the financial services industry.  Its 67 members consist of financial trade associations, financial utilities, and the most critical financial firms.  FSSCC partners with the public sector on policy issues concerning the resilience of the sector.  Over the years, the FSSCC has built and maintained relationships with the U.S. Treasury and Homeland Security Departments, all the federal financial regulatory agencies (e.g., Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Office of Comptroller of the Currency, Securities and Exchange Commission), and law enforcement agencies (e.g., Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service).  Through these relationships, the FSSCC directly assists the sector’s response to natural disasters, threats from terrorists, and cybersecurity issues of all types.

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