Cyber threats are exploding. Individual institutions cannot prevent all attacks. Yet in today’s connected world, a paralyzing attack on even one institution that prevents customers from accessing their accounts could cause panic that infects the whole financial system.
Sheltered Harbor’s purpose is to protect customers, financial institutions, and public confidence in the financial system if a catastrophic event like a cyber attack causes an institution’s critical systems - including backups - to fail.
Who We Are
A not-for-profit subsidiary of FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center), the Sheltered Harbor organization is devoted to coordinating the development of the Sheltered Harbor standard, promoting adoption across the industry, supporting implementation, and ensuring adherence.
The standard is developed by working groups composed of hundreds of subject matter experts and industry professionals, primarily drawn from the ranks of Sheltered Harbor participants.
Participation is open to financial institutions of all sizes including banks, credit unions, brokerages, asset managers, industry associations, and service providers.
From the beginning, Sheltered Harbor has enjoyed critical industry support from financial institutions, clearing houses, core processors and industry trade associations including:
- American Bankers Association (ABA)
- BITS, Bank Policy Institute (BITS - BPI)
- Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
- Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
- Financial Services Forum (FSF)
- Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC)
- Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)
- National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU)
- Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
- The Clearing House (TCH)
Rebeca Romero Rainey,
President & CEO
Independent Community Bankers Association
President & CEO
American Bankers Association
President & CEO
Credit Union National Association
How We Work
Sheltered Harbor’s core team coordinates with hundreds of subject matter experts in our working groups. We're building an ecosystem to help participants implement the standard fast with global and national assurance and advisory firms and solution providers.
Sheltered Harbor standards,
best practices, and other materials are developed
by collaborative Working Groups,
composed of subject matter experts, mainly from Sheltered Harbor participant
instutuions and partners
Sheltered Harbor has engaged several
advisory and assurance firms to help
participants with implementation.
We will continue to expand
relationships with assurance and
advisory firms in an effort to support the
market with a broad menu of options.
Sheltered Harbor is building relationships with select technology solution providers
to provide its Participants with Sheltered Harbor
endorsed turnkey data vaulting solutions,
offering Participants choice, to achieve
cost-effective certification sooner.
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OCC: Acting Comptroller Discusses Cybersecurity Risks to Financial Sector
White Paper: Building Cyber Resilience to Maintain Public Confidence
Veritas Joins Sheltered Harbor Alliance Partner Program as a Solution Provider
White Paper: A Sheltered Harbor In a Cyber Storm
Cobalt Iron Joins Sheltered Harbor Alliance Partner Program as a Solution Provider
ABA: Regulators Sending Louder Messaging About Data Protection
New York Times: Hacking Wall Street
SIFMA, ABA, BPI, IIB: Computer-Security Incident Notification Requirements
FS-ISAC: In the Poker Game of Ransomware, A Data Vault is Your Ace in the Hole
Carnegie: International Strategy to Protect the Financial System Against Cyber Threats
The Cube: Dell Offers Vault Solution to Protect Data in ransomware attacks
Dell Technologies Joins Sheltered Harbor as First Solution Provider Alliance Partner
OCC: Cybersecurity: Joint Statement on Heightened Cybersecurity Risk
FFIEC: Financial Regulators include Sheltered Harbor in IT Examination Handbook
DTCC: RESILIENCE FIRST: Promoting Financial Stability by Planning for Disruption
Credit Unions Today: CEOs Urged to Join Sheltered Harbor
ABA: Trade Group CEOs to Financial Institutions: Join Sheltered Harbor
RSM Joins Sheltered Harbor’s Alliance Partner Community
Sheltered Harbor Selected as CIO 100 Honoree
Check our FAQ page for answers to many questions.
Don't hesitate to contact us with further questions.