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Division of Market Regulation:
Outreach Events Sponsored by FBIIC and FDIC

Protecting the Financial Sector -
A Public and Private Partnership

The financial sector is a critically important infrastructure in the United States and much work has been done to protect the financial sector from terrorist attacks. Homeland security is the responsibility of both the government and private sector. In order to promote this public-private partnership, the interagency working group known as the Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are sponsoring public outreach events during the remainder of 2003 and 2004. Each event will take the form of a full day symposium that will examine the security of the U.S. financial sector and outline steps that the banking, securities, and insurance industries can take to protect themselves. These events will provide opportunities to hear from senior government, law enforcement, and private sector leaders about initiatives that have already been undertaken to improve the security and the resiliency of the financial sector. Speakers will help participants identify actions and plans that financial institutions should take to prepare for an emergency.

These events will be held in various locations throughout the United States. More information on upcoming events is available at www.fbiic.gov or www.fdic.gov.

Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee

The Securities and Exchange Commission and other financial regulatory agencies are part of an interagency working group known as the Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC). FBIIC is chartered by the President's Working Group on Financial Markets, serves as the Homeland Security Council Financial Markets Work Group, and is charged with improving coordination and communication among financial regulators and enchancing the reliability of the U.S. financial system. More information on FBIIC is available at its website, www.fbiic.gov.



Modified: 10/21/2003