The Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization (ISAO SO) hosted an online public meeting on July 21. The monthly online public meetings are designed as an opportunity for the general public to learn about recent developments and to provide feedback to the ISAO SO and Standards Working Group leaders. Over 40 attendees from multiple industry sectors, government, academia and the general public participated in the discussion.
Highlights from the meeting included discussing the new draft document, ISAO 100-1 Guidelines for Establishing an ISAO, an overview of the current project status, upcoming timeline and next steps for the ISAO SO. These future steps include the fostering of information sharing and analysis, an increased emphasis on public outreach, development of ISAO support services, and creation of a resource library and registry. The meeting closed with a question and answer session that touched on ISAO certification, the continued work of the Standards Working Groups, and the creation of an ISAO registry to be launched on the ISAO SO website by the end of the month. Additionally, Natalie Sjelin, director of the ISAO SO Support Group, offered insight on future ISAO support services, including connecting emerging ISAOs with mentors and available resources.