ISAO Standards Organization Announces Online Survey

San Antonio, TX—The Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization (ISAO SO) today announced the launch of an online survey to gain insight from the information sharing community regarding the initial set of voluntary guidelines. Public input remains vital to developing future documents, creating support services that reflect the needs of the evolving ecosystem, and meeting stakeholder expectations.

The ISAO SO published the first four documents, September 30, 2016 on ISAO.org. These publications were developed with the support of over 160 industry experts in response to Presidential Executive Order 13691 to provide guidelines for robust and effective information sharing and analysis related to cybersecurity risks, incidents, and best practices. The initial documents published included:  ISAO 100-1, Introduction to ISAOs; ISAO 100-2, Guidelines for Establishing an ISAO; ISAO 300-1, Introduction to Information Sharing; ISAO 600-2, U.S. Government Relations, Programs, and Services.

The survey is available here and will remain open until November 30, 2016.

About the ISAO SO

The ISAO Standards Organization is a non-governmental organization established October 1, 2015, led by the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with support from LMI and the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center. The ISAO SO’s mission is to improve the Nation’s cybersecurity posture by identifying standards and guidelines for robust and effective information sharing and analysis related to cybersecurity risks, incidents and best practices. The ISAO Standards Organization works with existing information sharing organizations, owners and operators of critical infrastructure, relevant agencies, and other public and private sector stakeholders through a consensus-driven standards development process to identify a common set of voluntary standards and guidelines for the creation and functioning of ISAOs.