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FSSCC establishes executive director position

FSSCCThe Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council announced last week the joint establishment of an executive director position, in coordination with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

The position will be funded by but will remain independent of the FS-ISAC. The executive director will be appointed by the FSSCC’s executive committee.

Responsibilities of the executive director will include serving at the direction of the FSSCC chairman on matters related to governance; engaging with and advising council leadership; providing guidance on policy and strategy; ensuring the committee’s work streams remain on schedule; helping to develop initiatives to advance the mission of cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection; and more.

According to a memo released by the FSSCC, the ideal candidate will have between 15 and 20 years of experience in financial services, government, business policy and CIP, and he or she must be able to advance FSSCC mission objectives with federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Treasury.

Qualifications include executive-level trade association advocacy and management experience, experience in the financial services value chain, experience in information technology supply chains, cybersecurity-related experience in the financial services industry and direct leadership between government and industry stakeholders.

A complete description of the position is available here.

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