Banking and Finance Sector-Specific Plan: An Annex to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan  [open pdf - 3MB]
"We are writing to transmit the Banking and Finance Sector-Specific Plan (SSP), which was prepared and approved in 2010. The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as the Sector-Specific Agency for the Banking and Finance Sector, developed this SSP through close collaboration with the members of the Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC) and with the private sector members of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (FSSCC). Collectively, input was received from over 100 organizations representing all aspects of the sector. The Banking and Finance Sector is large in both the number of assets and the number of individual businesses. […] Collectively, these organizations form the backbone of the Nation's economy and a vital component of the global economy. They are tied together through a network of electronic systems with innumerable entry points. A successful attack on these systems would have detrimental effects on the entire economy. To help manage this risk, the Department of the Treasury and its government and private sector partners have developed this Banking and Finance SSP. The Banking and Finance SSP provides the unifying structure for the integration of sector protection efforts into a single national program to help achieve the goal of a safe, secure, and resilient America through enhanced protection of the Nation's critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR). As an annex to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), the Banking and Finance SSP describes how the NIPP risk management framework is being implemented in and integrated across the Banking and Finance Sector. This release of the 2010 Banking and Finance SSP reflects the maturation of the sector partnership and the progress of the sector programs first outlined in the 2007 SSP."
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