Faith-Based ISAO

The Faith-Based Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (FB-ISAO) serves as a trusted partner at the center of a national network of faith-based organizations and associations that have been informed and equipped to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from incidents arising from all-hazards, ensuring the resilience and continuity of these important community assets.

This includes:

  • Cybersecurity incidents, such as email scams, ransomware infections and website defacements;
  • Physical security incidents, such as hostile events/active shooter and incidents of low-tech terrorism;
  • Public health incidents, such as seasonal flu activity and disease outbreaks;
  • Natural disasters, such as severe weather events and earthquakes.

FB-ISAO support is intended to inform members’ situational awareness, preparedness planning and security operations, and to penetrate the decision-making cycle to help inform time-sensitive decisions effecting operations, security and resources.

ISAO Services and Capabilities

  • Collect and disseminate information or resources for:
    • mitigation
    • response and recovery
    • vendor vulnerabilities
  • Analysis for:
    • relevant information and trends
    • producing and/or providing threat intelligence
  • Host a secure online method for:
    • discussion space for member-to-member collaboration
    • a repository for sharing information with members
  • Provide members:
    • access to a library of adversary tactics, techniques and procedures
    • an environment to form committees, working groups or special communities of interest
    • a platform to encourage member sharing
  • Additional services for members:
    • participation in exercises
    • develop and maintain relationships with relevant government agencies