Working Groups

Working groups have been established to develop specific standards and guidelines for the creation and functioning of ISAOs. They are project-focused. Each project is led by a volunteer with support from the members.

Supporting members agree to actively participate their time and talent as well as adhere to the timeline set forth by the project lead. This group is not limited in size.

How to Join a Working Group

If you are interested in joining a working group, please apply using the following link.

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Working Group Topics

ISAO Topic 1: ISAO Creation

Objective: Identify and capture the elements necessary for an interested organization to stand up an ISAO. These elements will be the basis to create an ISAO and will have enough flexibility in its design to fit the needs of a majority of interested organizations.

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ISAO Topic 2: ISAO Capabilities

Objective: Identify and capture the capabilities necessary for an interested organization to effectively operate an ISAO. These capabilities will support day-to-day operation of the ISAO as well as support its main function: to share and receive cyber information in a timely and effective manner. Capabilities must allow for the most basic ISAO and also support more sophisticated organizations.

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ISAO Topic 3: Information Sharing

Objective: Identify and capture the capabilities necessary for an interested organization to effectively share cyber information such as threat indicators, vulnerabilities, and best practices within an ISAO or externally.

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ISAO Topic 4: Privacy and Security

Objective: Identify and capture the steps required to safeguard proprietary and privacy related information. Detail the processes and procedures needed to prevent unauthorized access to or release of information. Address how to meet federal, state, local, and tribal laws regarding privacy.

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ISAO Topic 5: International

Objective: Provide ISAOs with the knowledge required to make informed decisions regarding the sharing of cybersecurity information across national borders and the addition of international members. Discuss and address the advantages, obstacles, and global restrictions that may impact how ISAOs operate.

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ISAO Topic 6: Government Relations

Objective: Identify and address issues associated with ISAO interactions with the intelligence community, law enforcement, U.S. regulators, and Homeland Security.

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ISAO Topic 7: Analysis Within Information Sharing

Objective: Identify and address methods and associated issues regarding analyzing indicators with respect to Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations.

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