Financial Services Industry Signs MOU with Agencies to Improve Cybersecurity

The Financial Services Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure and Homeland Security (FSSCC), a private sector organization created by the financial services industry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology directorate and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The MOU calls for collaborative research, development and testing of cybersecurity technologies to help secure the financial industry’s critical infrastructure. 

FSSCC, was established in 2002 and serves as “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 MOU is attached below.

FSSCC_DHS_NIST_MOU_12062010

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