ISAO SO Hosts December Online Public Forum with Guest Speaker Brian Engle from R-CISC

San Antonio, TX—The Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization (ISAO SO) hosted its December online public forum on Thursday, December 15th. This month’s forum featured Brian Engle, Executive Director of the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC). R-CISC was created in 2014 in response to the increased number and sophistication of attacks against consumer industries, and is the most trusted cybersecurity community for retailers.

Engle’s presentation focused on important ISAO Business Model Considerations, including financial models, cost drivers and resources. There was substantial discussion about ISAO 100-2: Guidelines for Establish an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization. This document, part of the ISAO Series, outlines the Key Operational Planning Factors.

“The process of starting a new information sharing organization can be daunting,” explained Rick Lipsey, Deputy Director of the ISAO SO. “Brian Engle’s expertise in leading an effective Information Sharing and Analysis Organization provided valuable insights for new, emerging and established information sharing groups. The ISAO SO takes pride in facilitating the information sharing conversation and increasing the security of our nation.”

Following Engle’s presentation, details were announced regarding the inaugural International Information Sharing Conference on August 16 and 17, 2017 in Tysons, Virginia. Further details for the 2017 conference will be made available on isao.org in the coming weeks.

Finally, the ISAO SO provided a detailed overview of working titles and products based on feedback from the November 2016 Public Feedback Survey period. These products have been assigned to working groups and will be released in 2017.

Slides and recordings are available on our December 15th forum page.  The next online public forum will be held on January 26th, 2017. Visit our Upcoming Events page to learn more about future public events.