WASHINGTON, D.C. – NERC’s Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) and the MultiState Information Sharing & Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®) announced an agreement to improve information sharing among the organizations and their members with the goal of strengthening the cyber security of the nation’s critical electric infrastructure. The new agreement also deepens cooperation between the E-ISAC and the state and local government partners that the MS-ISAC represents. CIS® (Center for Internet Security, Inc.) is home to the MS-ISAC, and both are headquartered in New York. The Department of Homeland Security has designated MS-ISAC as the key cybersecurity resource for state, local tribal and territorial governments, including chief information officers, Homeland Security advisors and fusion centers.
Through a variety of tools, both the E-ISAC and the MS-ISAC analyze potential physical and cyber security threats and use their respective secure portals to alert and advise members on mitigating threats. The goals of the E-ISAC and MS-ISAC under the partnership include:
-- Improve security collaboration on common threat information and incident response.
-- Provide joint analysis of security concerns and events.
-- Advance shared processes for information sharing and situational awareness.
-- Improve information sharing among all ISACs.
The E-ISAC and the MS-ISAC have agreed to use existing policies and procedures for safeguarding sensitive information under the partnership.
- Advanced Portal Users Group
- Canadian CERTs
- CRISP - Cyber Risk Info Sharing Program
- DHS - NICC, NCCIC, US-CERT, etc
- DNG-ISAC Portal
- DOE Complex
- E-ISAC Administrators
- E-ISAC AOO Members
- E-ISAC Staff
- ESCC, including SEWG
- FBI, LE Fusion
- FERC - OEIS, etc
- International (other ISACs, CERTs)
- International AOOs
- Malware Submissions
- NERC PR
- Other (inc. local/state commissions)
- Portal Feedback
- Test Group
- ThreatConnect Pilot Program
- Trade Organizations
- Watch Floor