Draft Products

This page lists draft documents that are available for public comment. Visit the Published Products page to download the initial series of voluntary standards and guidelines.

As the ISAO SO develops future documents, we will continue our established practice of providing opportunities for public comment and debate. The ISAO SO will place draft documents on this page for thoughtful input and constructive suggestions.

The ISAO SO is engaged with working groups to identify and prioritize products to meet the needs of ISAOs. The Future Products page lists preliminary ideas regarding potential future documents that are still in development. To learn more about participating in a working group, please visit our Join a Working Group page.


All draft documents that are currently available for comment are listed below. Click on the “Read More” link for each RFC document to read a full description and download a copy of the document to review at your convenience.

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Drafts Ready for Comment

ISAO SP-1000: Forming a Tax-Exempt Entity v0.01

This document serves as a high-level overview of tax-exempt legal entity formation options under the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) for Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs). This document does not provide an overview of...

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ISAO SP-4000: Guiding Practices to Advance Consumer Privacy in Cybersecurity Information Sharing v0.01

In September 2016, the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization published ISAO 300-1: Introduction to Information Sharing. Section 9, Information Privacy, included core and supporting principles for consideration by...

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ISAO SP-8000: Frequently Asked Questions for ISAO General Counsels v0.01

Broadening participation in voluntary information sharing is an important goal, the success of which will fuel the creation of an increasing number of Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs) across a wide range of corporate...

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