About FS-ISAC

Sharing Critical, Authoritative Information Across Our Industry...World-Wide...Instantly

Executive Overview

FS-ISAC, or the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, is the global financial industry's go to resource for cyber and physical threat intelligence analysis and sharing. FS-ISAC is unique in that it was created by and for members and operates as a member-owned non profit entity.

FS-ISAC History

Launched in 1999, FS-ISAC was established by the financial services sector in response to 1998's Presidential Directive 63. That directive - later updated by 2003's Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 - mandated that the public and private sectors share information about physical and cyber security threats and vulnerabilities to help protect the U.S. critical infrastructure.

Global Information Sharing 

While FS-ISAC has always worked with members that have operations around the globe, in early 2013 FS-ISAC's board approved an extension to its charter to share information between financial services firms world-wide. Constantly gathering reliable and timely information from financial services providers, commercial security firms, federal/national, state and local government agencies, law enforcement and other trusted resources, the FS-ISAC is now uniquely positioned to quickly disseminate physical and cyber threat alerts and other critical information to your organization. This information includes analysis and recommended solutions from leading industry experts. FS-ISAC is currently active with members and partners across countries and regions throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia/Pacific.

Distilling Threat Information Into Actionable Intelligence

Bad news travels fast. When it comes to cyber security threats against financial services firms, that adage has never been more accurate. Now, thanks to the FS-ISAC, help is arriving just as quickly. The recent successful completion of our Critical Infrastructure Notification System (CINS) allows the FS-ISAC to speed security alerts to multiple recipients around the globe near-simultaneously while providing for user authentication and delivery confirmation.

The FS-ISAC also provides an anonymous information sharing capability across the entire financial services industry. Upon receiving a submission, industry experts verify and analyze the threat and identify any recommended solutions before alerting FS-ISAC members. This assures that member firms receive the latest tried-and-true procedures and best practices for guarding against known and emerging security threats.

Joining the FS-ISAC is one of the best ways financial services firms can do their part to protect our industry and its vital role in critical infrastructure. To that end, FS-ISAC membership is recommended by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of Currency, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the United States Secret Service, and the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council. In fact, both the U.S. Treasury and U.S. DHS rely on the FS-ISAC to disseminate critical information to the financial services sector in times of crisis. FS-ISAC is also actively working with government entities in other countries as well as regional CERTs and industry associations to meet the local and regional requirements of members world-wide.

To Become an FS-ISAC Member

Review the information at Membership Benefits to determine the appropriate FS-ISAC membership level for your organization. Then, complete and submit the membership application form. Upon approval of your application and receipt of payment, your account and credentials will be activated. For more information or to speak to a membership specialist, call the FS-ISAC Membership Hotline at 877-612-2622 or email admin@fsisac.us.