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Outline of FISC

FISC (The Center for Financial Industry Information Systems) was established in November 1984 as an incorporated foundation under the approval of the then Minister of Finance. In April 2011, FISC was approved by the Prime Minister to change its classification to become a public interest incorporated foundation.
The contributors are of wide range including financial institutions, insurance companies, securities firms, computer manufacturers and telecommunications companies.
FISC conducts research on diverse topics, such as technology, utilization, control and threat/defense related to financial information systems, paying attention not only to the current situation at home and abroad but also to the confronting issues and the future prospects.
Research activities are carried out by the staff, most of whom are seconded from the member institutions. Collaboration with domestic and foreign financial institutions, manufacturers, settlement bodies, research institutions, academics and specialists enriches research contents. Knowledge and information gained from research activities, through the process of consolidation, analysis and valuation, develop into various guidelines such as "Security Guidelines on Computer Systems for Banking and Related Financial Institutions" and various research papers. These fruits are presented to the public through publication and seminars.

Date of establishment November 20,1984
Fund
Original contribution  :  1,725 million yen
Endowment  :  1,640 million yen
Number of member institutions 644(As of March 31,2017)
Organization
President  :  Kiyoshi Hosomizo
Board of Councillors  :  18members
Board of Directors  :  18members
Auditors  :    2
Staff  :  45
(As of June 30,2017)

Organization Chart

Establishing guidelines

In collaboration with its member institutions, the Financial Services Agency and the Bank of Japan, FISC has established the following guidelines for the promotion of security measures on financial institutions information systems. These guidelines have been voluntarily observed by most financial institutions in Japan.

  1. FISC Security Guidelines In order to promote security measures for financial institutions, FISC established "FISC Security Guidelines on Computer Systems for Banking and Related Financial Institutions" in 1985. These guidelines were revised in 1991, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2011, to catch up with the changing environment.
  2. FISC Information System Audit Guidelines FISC established "FISC Information System Audit Guidelines for Banking and Related Financial Institutions" in 1987. These guidelines were regarded as the basic standards for auditing of computer systems operation and internal controls to keep computer systems secure, reliable, and efficient. The guidelines were amplified in volume in 2000, and revised in 2007.
  3. Manual for the Development of Contingency Plans Developing contingency plans is one of the most important security measures for financial institutions. FISC published "Manual for the Development of Contingency Plans" in 1994, which summarizes development procedures of contingency plans. This manual was revised in 2001 and 2006, incorporating lessons learned from earthquakes.
  4. FISC Guide for Developing Security Policy FISC published "Guide for Developing Security Policy for Financial Institutions" in 1999, which explains organizations and procedures for developing security policies and standards. In 2008, this guide was revised to catch up with the latest issues.

Research

FISC conducts research on diverse topics related to financial information systems. Research results are presented to the public mainly through "White Paper on Financial Information Systems" (annual) and "Financial Information Systems" (semiannual).

Publications in English

The followings are published in English.

  1. Free Copy
    1. Report of the Council of Experts on Outsourcing in Financial Institutions This is the English version of original report which was released in June 2016.
      Report of the Council of Experts on Outsourcing in Financial Institutions PDF
    2. Report of the Council of Experts on the Usage of Cloud Computing by Financial Institutions This is the English version of original report which was released in November 2014.
      Report of the Council of Experts on the Usage of Cloud Computing by Financial Institutions PDF
    3. Report of the Council of Experts on Countermeasures Against Cyber Attacks on Financial Institutions This is the English version of original report which was released in February 2014.
      Report of the Council of Experts on Countermeasures Against Cyber Attacks on Financial Institutions PDF
  2. Paid Distribution
    1. FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN JAPAN 2014 Price : ¥3,000
      This report explains the latest trends regarding financial information systems; current conditions of computer systems and delivery channels utilized by financial institutions; the outlines of mutual networks amongst financial institutions; the outlines of FISC Security Guidelines and FISC Information System Audit Guidelines; and more.
    2. FISC Security Guidelines on Computer Systems for Banking and Related Financial Institutions(Eighth Edition) Price : ¥25,000
      This is the English version of 8th edition which was originally issued in March 2011.
    3. FISC security Guidelines on Computer Systems for Banking and Related Financial Institutions(Revised Supplement to the Eighth Edition) Price : ¥8,000
      This is the English version of revised supplements to 8th edition which was originally issued in June 2015.
    4. FISC Information System Audit Guidelines for Banking and Related Financial Institutions Price : ¥20,000
      This is the English version of Part 2 (checkpoints) of 3rd edition which was originally issued in March 2007.
    5. Manual for the Development of Contingency Plans in Financial Institutions(Plans for Measures in the Event of Emergencies) Price : ¥13,000
      This is the English version of 3rd edition which was originally issued in March 2006.

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Tel +81-3-5542-6060
Fax +81-3-5566-1052
E-mail infofisc@fisc.or.jp

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